Crytek Announces CRYENGINE V, With “Pay What You Want” Model


Crytek has announced CRYENGINE V, the latest iteration of its hugely popular game engine, in the run-up to GDC ’16. The engine will launch with a “Pay What You Want” model, which will provide developers with total access to the engine’s feature-set and full engine source code for a fee of their choosing, and with no obligation to pay royalties or additional service charges. This is similar to the route taken by Epic Games with Unreal Engine 4.

The engine will also come with the CRYENGINE Marketplace, which will enable devs to access individual assets from Crytek’s own library, as well as materials, sounds, and 3D objects created by the CRYENGINE community.

According to a blog post on the Crytek website, other features of CRYENGINE V include:

  • C# Enabled: A new API that allows developers who know C# to script in CRYENGINE V
  • DirectX 12 support
  • Advanced Volumetric Cloud System: Optimized for VR to give clouds full 3D spatial rendering for higher quality with minimal performance hit.
  • FMOD Studio support

CRYENGINE V can be downloaded now at