Crytek has confirmed that it will soon release free modding tools for Crysis 2, as well as a full CryENGINE 3 developer's kit further down the line.
The confirmation came in an open letter from Crytek CEO Cervat Yerli
, where he said that the basic modding tools would be ready by early Summer. These tools will allow people to create new maps, items and other in-game content.
In August Crytek will then roll-out a full CryENGINE 3 dev kit for more advanced users. This dev kit will also be free to use for non-commercial products.
'This will be a complete version of our engine, including C++ code access, our content exporters (including our LiveCreate real-time pipeline), shader code, game sample code from Crysis 2, script samples, new improved Flowgraph and a whole host of great asset examples, which will allow teams to build complete games from scratch for PC,
' said Yerli.
'If you want to use it to make a game to launch commercially, we'd like to help you with that...If you want to take your product down a traditional commercial route, we will offer an innovative low cost licensing model if you want to release your game digitally.
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