Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli has pledged to release a free version of the company's latest 3D engine, CryEngine 3, which powered Crysis 2.
The SDK which will be free for non-commercial purposes was described by Yerli as "the same engine we use internally, the same engine we give to our licensees, the same engine that powers Crysis 2."
The SDK will be released in August and it will include sufficient documentation, Crysis 2 code samples, and example assets.
The SDK can also be used for commercial games as Crytek "will offer an innovative low cost licensing model" for them. Crytek will also offer a separate plan for non-gaming applications.