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Do they have a list?
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My exact question too.
Indeed.

Here's to hoping Huddersfield have taken this one.
    
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Why would you NOT use Cryengine 3 over frostbyte 2 and unreal engine :S
It's currently visually unmatched. If you'd worked with it you'd get me.
The only way Cryengine is better than Unreal Engine is the out of focus, noisy post processing effect that crysis 2 has can be removed as easily as the "muddy brown" effect of Unreal Engine. I felt like I was playing the game through a cheap 300k webcam.
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The only way Cryengine is better than Unreal Engine is the out of focus, noisy post processing effect that crysis 2 has can be removed as easily as the "muddy brown" effect of Unreal Engine. I felt like I was playing the game through a cheap 300k webcam.
You're confusing games with engines. Anyone can make something with Cryengine/UDK/... that looks worse than a game from 2000 and brings a GTX 580 SLI rig to its knees. Anyone can also add or remove post processing filters at will. Engines provide the boundaries regarding what can be done, they do not dictate graphics.
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Anyway to be frank, no one knows how this will work. Like, does Crytek get royalties from games you make, do you have to pay for the engine right than and there if you actually want to make a game that is expected to make profit, etc. Though I guess this could have some looking into, come on. Unreal Engine games are fairly optimized, and they are starting to look magnificent. The Samaritan video justifies why, and I haven't seen anything that Cryengine 3 has on it's side, that UE3 doesn't.
    
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What a scam!

CryEngine 3 is re-branded CryEngine 2.

Crytek are the nVidia of engine coding!
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Interesting to see why 250 universities are opting to license a poorly optimised engine.......sure, you can fix up the source code but why not go for something like UE3 which is far better optimised and streamlined than CryEngine 3
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Interesting to see why 250 universities are opting to license a poorly optimised engine.......sure, you can fix up the source code but why not go for something like UE3 which is far better optimised and streamlined than CryEngine 3
Why do a lot of people do anything in unison?

Group think.
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Frostbyte 2 is not going to be licensed out. They are keeping it all to themselves.
You say that like they have a choice. DICE admittedly does not own all the layers of code involved in Frostbite 2, as some middleware technologies are licensed to DICE themselves from 3rd and 4th party developers. They cannot legally give something away that they do not own. Same reason why there will be no mod tools using Frostbite 2.

The explanation straight from DICE The same situation has also happened in Frostbite 2
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Not sure why so many people are surprised by this. It's a cutting edge engine, and its free to academic institutions for non-commercial development. It supports cross-platform development. None of the competing engines are offering as comprehensive a package.

Unreal Engine 3 only offers access to UDK (Windows only, Community Support Only) for typical academic use. "What do you offer to academic institutions? We highly recommend the Unreal Development Kit (UDK) - a free version of the latest Unreal Engine technology." -http://www.unrealengine.com/licensing/faq

Seems like a very smart move by Crytek if you ask me. In a few years a lot of people will graduate from Universities around the world with experience on CryEngine3 development tools.
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If it was natively dx11 that just means crysis 2 is a complete console port.

Why do consoles have to ruin everything
There's a link in my signature about console ports. Please read it, and then never talk about them again.
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