Following suit to Epic Games subscription based business model for their Unreal Engine 4, Crytek has announced CRYENGINE – As – A – Service program.
Crytek’s program is officially called “Engine-as-a-Service” (Eaas) program. The new program will make CRYENGINE available to developers who wouldn’t be able to use the engine otherwise. The service will offer users all of the features of CRYENGINE as well as the newly added features like Physically Based Shading, Geometry Cache and Image Based Lighting.

The Engine-as-a-Service program will be affordable as well. Users can sign up with a monthly subscription fee of only $9.90 USD/EUR. Crytek is also letting users have access to the program royalty free so those who use the engine to publish games will not have to pay a share to Crytek.  Director of Business Development at Crytek, Carl Jones said,

“When we announced the new CRYENGINE this was our first step towards creating an engine as a service. We are happy to announce now that the latest update of CRYENGINE will soon be available to all developers on a subscription basis. We are really excited to make CRYENGINE available to hundreds of thousands of developers working with Crytek to make awesome games.”

More details on the program will be announced later this year. The program is planned to become available in May.

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