Die Crytek GmbH aus Frankfurt stellt ihre Game-Engine „CryEngine 3“ ab sofort für Schulen und Bildungseinrichtungen kostenlos zur Verfügung. Eine Lizenzierung an einzelne Schüler und Studenten ist allerdings nicht vorgesehen….
Frankfurt a. M. (Germany), November 18th 2009 – Crytek GmbH (“Crytek”) announced today that the recently released all-in-one development solution CryENGINE 3 is now available to educational institutions free of charge. The CryENGINE 3 Educational SDK is for educators wanting to ensure that their students gain experience with the state-of-the-art in game development and real-time 3D technology. For courses and research projects in game development, 3D graphics, simulation, architecture, animation, film and design, CryENGINE 3 is the most up-to-date, real-time 3D technology available. CryENGINE 3 is the first game development platform for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, MMO, DX9/DX10 that also is truly Next-Gen-Ready – with scalable computation, graphics and state-of-the art AI and physics for all major upcoming platforms. It provides the complete game engine to create AAA quality next generation games, and includes the redesigned CryENGINE 3 Sandbox level editor, a production-proven, 3rd generation “What you see is what you play” (WYSIWYP) – tool designed by and for professional developers.
Carl Jones, Director of Global Business Development – CryENGINE commented: “Crytek has always been a strong supporter of education – as evidenced by our commitment for many years to share CryENGINE tools with universities. We are continuing that commitment now by releasing the brand new CryENGINE 3 tools to any university in the world, for free! Here at Crytek, we work hard to enable all our licensees to achieve their vision with CryENGINE 3, so we aren’t considering this Educational SDK as a product we “fire and forget” – we will be looking for strong educational partners to work together with Crytek in the future – and we will soon be announcing exciting programmes for students working with CryENGINE 3.“
“Students and educators using the engine will become part of our larger CryENGINE community, so they can create their own innovations and train to become the developers of the future. With the CryENGINE 3 Educational SDK, the same cutting-edge technology that the world’s best developers are using now in games, movies and simulations will now be in the hands of the next generation of creators and engineers.” added Ury Zhilinsky, R&D Manager at Crytek.
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