CryENGINE 3 Available for Free
Crytek is going to release its CryENGINE 3 SDK as a free download for anyone interested. CEO Cevat Yerli assures that the free SDK contains all the features found in the commercial version, including game sample code from Crysis 2. That will allow independent developers to create their own game almost from scratch. Though the independent developers can use it to create what they want, they are not allowed to sell their products, only give them away for free. New developers will be able to realize their own ideas while working with one of the best game engines on the market. It is possible to take the commercial route, but that will require the developer to enter a royalty-only licensing agreement, which insures that Crytek gets 20% of the revenues. You can download the CryENGINE 3 SDK here.