CryTek has announced that CryEngine 3 has officially launched and is available to licensees.CryEngine 3 is built for DirectX 9 and 10 on PC as well as PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and MMOs.The engine features the CryEngine 3 Sandbox level editor and adds a new feature called LiveCreate, which lets developers work within a single editor but output the results to a PC, a PS3, and an Xbox 360 simultaneously, with all changes occuring in real-time. Naturally, this means it’s going to be easier to optimise things for different platforms.Also, it’s going to look very, very pretty.”With CryEngine 3 we are releasing the best development solution available today and tomorrow,” says Cevat Yerli, CEO & president of CryTek. “It is the only game engine solution that enables real-time development and can ensure teams are able to maximise their own creativity, save budget and create greater gaming experiences.””CryEngine 3 isn’t just about proving our trademark highest-quality graphics and our out of the box AI and physics for the first time on consoles – it also delivers real benefits to all disciplines in games development,” adds director of business development CryEngine Carl Jones. “Programmers will create awesome new effects and gameplay; art, design, and audio teams can play as they create with the fastest, entirely real-time WYSIWYP [What You See Is What You Get] pipeline ever, materially reducing development time and risk.”Right now, the only thing we know CryEngine 3 is to be used in is Crysis 2, which we’re naturally quite excited about, despite not really having much info.

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