Price undercuts recent announcement for Unreal Engine 4 from Epic Games
Not to be outdone by Epic Games, game developer Crytek has announced a new pricing plan for its CryEngine called an "Engine -as-a-Service" (EaaS) program for developers. The program consists of a $10 license fee per month that is royalty-free. This undercuts Epic Game's recent announcement that it would price its Unreal Engine 4 at $19 per month, with a five percent royalty on gross revenues.
Crytek hints Xbox 360 sequel by E3 2012
Microsoft might give the Wii U little room to breathe if a rumor Tuesday is accurate. An unnamed executive Crysis developer Crytek expected Microsoft to unveil a third-generation Xbox within the next 12 months, possibly opening the door to a showing at E3 2012 next June. The game developer's UK division, formerly known as Free Radical, was said by VideoGamer to be building TimeSplitters 4 to take advantage of the new hardware.
Crytek hiring for iPad and iPhone games
Crytek revealed its plans to get into iOS gaming this week with a listing for an iPad and iPhone game developer. The Crysis and Far Cry team is looking for a veteran for its Frankfurt office that would take control of nearly all of the process. Few clues exist in the code as to the project, but the aim would be to produce "high performance" code and ideally have experience with OpenGL ES, pointing to a full 3D game in the works.