Crytek have announced recently the development of a new engine to be a new “era” for the company. Although the new engine won’t be called CryEngine 4 due to the several changes made to the previous engine since it was made in 2009 ( that was used in Crysis 2 to remember ).
The new engine won’t be any more numbered like the previous ones, from now onward it will be simply known as the CryEngine. Crytek also stated that their Engine licensing and their R&D ( Research and Development ) teams will work together to “double the level of one-to-one care”
“in essence offering Crytek’s R&D as a service for developers using the new CryEngine,” Crytek said.
“Since CryEngine 3 was launched in 2009, we’ve dramatically changed the engine so many times, with so many major new features, it’s not the same engine anymore,” Crytek business development director Carl Jones said in a statement.
Until now the new CryEngine in development will support games developed for the current-gen consoles ( Xbox One, PS4 and Wii U ) plus the PC.