Crytek releases CryEngine 5.6

Game engine gets support for area lights and multilayer microfacet materials, new ragdoll IK system and updates to cloth simulation.

Friday, August 30th, 2019

Crytek ships CryEngine 5.5

Long-awaited update to game engine updates GI system and Sandbox editor; introduces new 5%-of-royalties licensing model.

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Crytek releases CryEngine 5.4

Now officially released. Free game engine gets support for Substance Designer materials, new Vulkan renderer, and terrain blending.

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Crytek unveils Film Engine

Firm unveils new real-time VR and film production system based on its former Cinebox previz technology.

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Amazon releases Lumberyard 1.1

Big update to free AAA game engine adds Substance integration, mobile support - and a proper FBX importer.

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Crytek releases CryEngine V for free

AAA game engine now available on a 'pay what you want basis'; gets new C# API and particle system, revamped renderer.

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016