Free CryENGINE® 3 SDK update adds multiple additions and improvements for developers

Frankfurt am Main (Germany) November 16, 2012 – Crytek GmbH this week released the latest update to their free CryENGINE ® 3 SDK, adding multiple additions and improvements to the state-of-the-art development tool. 

In the week that saw the company’s groundbreaking FPS, Crysis, turn five, the CryENGINE ® 3.4.3 update carries on Crytek’s tradition of pushing technology forward and providing the development community with the best possible support. Some of the most notable features offered by the update include:

·         Dedicated Server

·         Revamped Launcher menu

·         Sandbox Welcome screen, link to docs & smart open

·         Terrain precision/smoothing improved

·         Many tweaks/fixes/cleanups to the Sandbox UI

·         SSAO improvements

·         Improved SSR

·         Terrain shadow casting support

·         Box projected cubemaps

·         Improved DX9 support for Environment Probes

·         Performance Optimizations

Version 3.4.3 of the free CryENGINE ® 3 SDK can be downloaded here.

About Crytek GmbH

Crytek GmbH (“Crytek”) is an independent company at the forefront of the interactive entertainment industry, and is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of gaming by creating standout experiences for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, PC, mobile devices and games-as-service using their cutting-edge 3D-Game-Technology, CryENGINE ®.

The company’s headquarters are in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). Crytek also has studios in Kiev (Ukraine), Budapest (Hungary), Sofia (Bulgaria), Seoul (South Korea), Nottingham (UK) and Shanghai (China).

Since its foundation in 1999, Crytek has consistently been recognized for excellence in its field, earning accolades such as the 2011 Develop Award for Best Independent Studio and a 2010 Red Dot Design Award. Its multi-award winning games include Far Cry ®, Crysis ® (awarded best PC Game of E3 2007 and Best Technology at the 2008 Game Developers Choice Awards), Crysis Warhead ® (awarded Best Graphics Technology at IGN Best of 2008

Awards), Crysis ® 2 (awarded Best Shooter of E3 2010 and Gamescom 2010) and Warface (awarded Best Social/Casual/Online Game of Gamescom 2012). For more information, please visit www.crytek.com.

 


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