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Crytek releases CryEngine software via Steam

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Crytek's development technology CryEngine is now available to all developers through Steam.

The game engine has been used to create titles such as Ryse: Son of Rome and the Crysis series. CryEngine is available in three subscription plans: one month at $9.90 a month, three months at $9 a month or six months $8.33 at a month. Those with subscriptions are billed on a recurring basis. With a subscription, users will have access to the latest build of the CryEngine, receive first notifications about updates and have instant access to its graphical features and tools.

"All development features of a CryEngine game can be produced, edited and played immediately with the 'what you see is what you play' (WYSIWYP) system," the engine's description reads. "The engine deals with the instant conversion and optimization of assets in real-time, enabling cross-platform changes to all elements of the game creation process. This increases the speed and quality of development, while significantly reducing the risk of creating multi-platform games."

Products created with the CryEngine are royalty free, meaning developers can commercialize their products without having to pay additional fees to Crytek. CryEngine is compatible with Windows PC.

Crytek announced CryEngine as a service for indie studios in March. Developers were allowed to use all of the service's features for a $9.90 monthly subscription fee.

For more on Crytek, check out our feature on the company's origins.