According to a Develop report, over 250 academic institutions have signed up to use CryEngine 3 for various projects. Crytek announced recently that it planned to release a full-fledged version of the game development engine it used to develop Crysis 2. These academic institutions cover a variety of fields including physics, computer science, architecture, film-making, art, and design. The company said that licenses have been issued and the SDK will be given to these organizations when it is ready.
"We are absolutely delighted by the huge interest that academics from all around the globe have shown in CryEngine 3," said Carl Jones, director of global business at CryEngine. "It’s really an honour for us to be considered the first-choice technology for so many leading universities."
Crytek is offering an Educational SDK as well as a Game Development SDK for professional game developers and a Simulation SDK for serious games applications. A free non-commercial edition of CryEngine 3 will be available in August.