Crytek has confirmed that CryEngine 3 will support Microsoft’s newly-revealed Xbox One. In a statement, Crytek said its engine is “already primed for Xbox One development,” adding that the studio “has welcomed the unveiling of Xbox One” and its technology is “equipped to start creating software for the system now.”
Crytek “recently became an officially licensed provider of middleware and tools for Xbox One, and will support the platform as well as equipping CryEngine 3 licensees with the advanced toolset required to achieve their own games for the system.”
“We offered assurances over two years ago that CryEngine 3 was ready for the next generation of consoles, and time has revealed that promise to be true,” said Crytek director of global business development Carl Jones. “As developers begin to create new games for Xbox One, our technology and unparalleled support will ensure CryEngine 3 users remain at the forefront of the industry now and well into the future.”
The Xbox One has been unleashed in a presentation heavy on top-line multimedia functionality, TV, sports and dogs, but light on some of the finer details. After shivering through the 3AM AEST reveal we spoke to interactive entertainment business lead for Microsoft Xbox Australia, Jeremy Hinton, for some more information about Xbox One’s future down under.
IGN AU: This US-centric TV stuff really dominated large parts of what was ostensibly a global conference, streaming to a global audience. The fine print in the accompanying press release this morning, however, mentions Live TV with Kinect navigation, Live TV with OneGuide, Trending, and NFL on Xbox will only be available in the US at launch; “anticipating global scale over time.”
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