Improbable and Crytek team up for SpatialOS CryEngine integration and new AAA game

    
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Improbable made headlines over the last couple of weeks thanks to its tussle with Unity over SpatialOS’s integration and licensing. That tussle’s since ended, with Unity reinstating Improbable’s license and all of the affected MMOs being assured there’d be no impact on them – but not before Epic Games had stepped in to partner with Improbable with a stack of cash to help out indie devs.

Now another company is wading in: Crytek, which has itself made headlines this past year because of its ongoing legal feud with Cloud Imperium Games over Star Citizen. Crytek has here essentially joined team Improbable/Epic.

“Crytek is happy to join Epic Games and Improbable in reaffirming our commitment to giving game developers the best combination of engine and games technology, supported by empowering standards that work for everyone,” says the CryEngine company. “Crytek is planning to work closely with Improbable to create a fully-featured SpatialOS Game Development Kit for CRYENGINE for its forthcoming titles. Progress has already been made on this, and CRYENGINE developer Automaton has created its own open source integration with SpatialOS for its forthcoming 1000-player battle royale title Mavericks: Proving Grounds.”

In fact, Crytek and Improbable are even announcing a brand-new AAA game.

“We’re doing this for one reason: we love games and game development. We’re excited about the possibilities for developers offered by SpatialOS and its next-generation multiplayer gameplay. And, with that in mind, we’re excited to announce that Improbable and Crytek will be working together on a new AAA game together, built using CRYENGINE and SpatialOS. We’ll be giving more detail on this AAA game project soon – stay tuned!”

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Source: Crytek, Improbable press release. Cheers, Kinya!

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rafael12104

Heh. Why do I get the feeling that it’s Epic who is holding court here?

Ah, but it will be Crytek spamming their logo everywhere.

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partiesplayin

Just don’t stop using cry engine or you will get sued by crytek. According to documents they produced in Cort you are obligated to use there engine and can not switch to something else.. what a bunch of crock . A licence agreement is just that a licence agreement not an obligation . Crytek has been in some financial hardships over the past couple years. All I can say to Improbable is.

“Tread Lightly ” this company Crytek has a questionable history, and doesn’t understand that the contract is only an agreement not an obligation.

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dsmart

Just don’t stop using cry engine or you will get sued by crytek. According to documents they produced in Cort you are obligated to use there engine and can not switch to something else.. what a bunch of crock .

That’s false. They had a custom engine license with CIG which had those specific terms in it, and which both parties AGREED to upon signing.

The standard license (I have mine when I got the engine years ago) doesn’t have any of that. Heck, you could go to the website right now and see the standard license and the enterprise license

A licence agreement is just that a licence agreement not an obligation .

That depends on the specific terms of the license. e.g. If you license Lumberyard engine, Amazon doesn’t allow you to use any other cloud service (Azure, GCP) besides their own (AWS).

Crytek has been in some financial hardships over the past couple years.

Not sure how that’s relevant. You’re just casting aspersions. A lot of companies go through this at some point in time. Then they downsize, rescale or go out of business etc. It’s the nature of doing business.

Crytek has Hunt on Steam early access and it has an estimated 500K+ users.

Heck, CIG, even though they got over $35m a year in FREE MONEY, were still operating in the Red; and in over a 7 yr span, still haven’t shipped a SINGLE game.

All I can say to Improbable is.

“Tread Lightly ” this company Crytek has a questionable history, and doesn’t understand that the contract is only an agreement not an obligation.

That’s cute. A billion Dollar company doesn’t know what they’re doing, so yeah, they’re totally going to heed the advice of some clueless person on the Internet. OK.

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Xijit

*eyeroll*

Oh this is gonna be good.

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Bruno Brito

It really won’t.

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Xijit

I forgot the “/S” tag.

… This time next year Epic will have bought out Crytech, merged with improbable, and started leveling lawsuits at everyone on the market who isn’t a card carrying member of their storefront.

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Bruno Brito

Why does this shit sounds like a corporate war disguised?

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Xijit

I don’t even see it being disguised.

That $35 million dollar honey trap was a blatant attempt from Epic to broad side Unity, their only real competition on the packaged game engine market.

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dsmart

That $35 million dollar honey trap was a blatant attempt from Epic to broad side Unity, their only real competition on the packaged game engine market.

1st, that’s nonsense. Epic stepped in to help out devs who were disenfranchised by the spat between Unity and Improbable, and which was really nothing by a shakedown. I wrote three (1, 2, 3, 4) threads about it, said it was nonsense etc. Less than 48hrs later, Epic put up a fund, then Unity caved.

2nd, it was a $25m fund to help devs migrate from Unity to UE4 if they were using Improbable’s SpatialOS.

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Raimo Kangasniemi

If it will be a MMO(ish), we can expect it out in around 2025-27.

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Tanek

Sure, but early early pre-pre-alpha access will start Fall 2019. Anyone who buys in will get screenshots of their office whiteboard.