CryEngine is one of the modern game engines. The CryEngine is developed by the Crytek who is the famous German game developer. With the passage of time, the up gradation of the CryEngine is making it smarter and demanding. The aim of the updated versions is to support all the new consoles and different hardware for their own games is being fulfilled.
The licensing scheme of the Crytek also allows a number of third-party games i-e Snipper ghost warrior2, Squadron 42 to use the platform for fulfilling their needs. Various anonymous reports revealed that CryEngine was licensed to the famous Amazon for $50 million- $70 million. Later in February 2016 the CryEngine’s upgraded versions were released under the name Amazon Lumberyard.
A number of up gradation results in different versions that are famously known as the cryengine1, cryengine2, cryengine3.6-4, and the cryengineV which is the most updated and the advanced version currently available in the market.
- Cryengine 1
March 30, 2006, was the day when Ubisoft acquired almost all the intellectual property rights of Far Cry franchise which was developed by famous Crytek. Crytek for the first time used the CryEngine version 1.3 for HDR lighting.
- Cryengine 2
Cryengine 2 for the very first time was licensed out to the IMAGTP which is a French architectural and urban-planning communication company.
- Cryengine 3
The CryEngine 3 was announced on March 11, 2009, which was mainly developed for the Microsoft windows, PlayStation 3, Wii U and the Xbox 360. The cry engine 3 was then released on October 14, 2009.
- Cryengine (3.6-4)
On august 21, 2013 the CryEngine 3.5-4 was developed for additional support for Linux, PlayStation 4, Wii U and the Xbox One.
- Cryengine V
Cryengine V is the latest and the most updated version. Released on March 22, 2016. The Crytek officially announced the “pay what you want” model in order to get the access to source code.