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March 21st, 2014, 14:27
Hello, everyone,

I really didn't see that coming :

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/2…on_service.php

That's new.

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March 24th, 2014, 12:09
Interesting approach. The starting price is extremely low, so I assume whatever roalties they get must be significant. Still, it should be a better model for smaller developers.
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March 24th, 2014, 12:32
Copy of Unreal 4……
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March 24th, 2014, 12:35
The CryEngine is the new king of engines. It's even cheaper to sub to it than to a MMO. And lot more cheaper than Unity ($75/months).

The $9/month is royalty-free and you get access to all the features. This is about $108/year for one dev, with no royalty on game sales. For a 3 year project with 100 dev we are talking a mere $32400. It's like a joke, expect a lot more CryEngine kickstarter from now on and LOT more professional ones.
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March 24th, 2014, 13:01
Originally Posted by azarhal View Post
The CryEngine is the new king of engines. It's even cheaper to sub to it than to a MMO.
This.

Imagine what the world would look like if potential developers (and all players are that) would ditch stupid MMOs and sub to an engine instead. In fact don't imagine. Expect.

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March 24th, 2014, 15:15
Originally Posted by GothicGothicness View Post
Copy of Unreal 4
It's an subscription service, too ? Didn't know that.

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March 24th, 2014, 15:40
Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
It's an subscription service, too ? Didn't know that.
At $19/month per dev and you have to give %5 royalties on game sales gross revenue (include box sales, cash-shop and ads revenue).

CryTek clearly want to take over the market with their pricing. In the end, we the gamers are the winners though.
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March 24th, 2014, 17:21
Originally Posted by azarhal View Post
In the end, we the gamers are the winners though.
Well, not if they raise the prices and begin to milk developers, though.

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