Crytek is making its CryEngine tech available to a wider audience with the newly announced CryEngine as a Service program which will allow independent developers to make use of all features available to the game engine for a monthly subscription fee of $9.90 per user.
The free CryEngine SDK will still remain available under its current terms; however, developers hoping to make use of new features of the engine will need to subscribe to the monthly program.
"When we announced the new CRYENGINE this was our first step towards creating an engine as a service," said Crytek director of business development Carl Jones in a prepared statement. "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."