“This week marks a significant new chapter in our engine, our services, and our commitment to the CRYENGINE community” says Angela De Castro Steam Community Manager from the CRYENGINE team. “At GDC in San Francisco this week, we announced major updates which address some of the concerns and wishes our users have expressed over the past year.”

CRYENGINE V, the newest iteration of the engine, is now available for a Pay What You Want model. This means developers everywhere can now name their own price for CRYENGINE and benefit from full engine source code with no royalties or obligations to use any additional services. Up to 70% of any contributions made to Crytek under this new model can be allocated to our newly created Indie Development Fund – a program that awards grants to indie creators developing their projects with CRYENGINE. “We’re investing $1 million to start, and additional contributions will help fund indie games far into the future. We couldn’t think of a better way to align our interests with yours.”