A good news for the fans of video games, the CryEngine engine is now available on Android. Thus, the dream of seeing games with realistic graphics and eye-catching effects on our mobile devices is made.
The game engine CryEngine developed by Crytek has made a lot of noise with games like Crysis and Far Cry. These games are known for their amazing graphics and dynamic lightings thanks to the CryEngine features. The latter is about to land on Android TV.
More recently, the CryEngine engine became available for Xbox One, Wii U and PS4, the game Ryse: Son of Rome took advantage of this engine, the same for Evolve. This is a tech demo that shows what CryEngine can do:
After PCs and gaming consoles, the next goal is the mobile world. The chips now have a frequency similar to that of our computers, but not the same architecture. So, there are many details to improve in order to provide the same content, but we can see that this is going in the right direction.
Last year, during the announcement of Android L (now called Android 5.0 Lollipop) at the Google I/O, the Unreal team has unveiled a demo of their Unreal Engine 4 for Android and it impressed the audience. Therefore, we can say that a big step has been taken in order to provide more visually beautiful games on portable devices.
Certainly, the CryEngine will revolutionize the Android universe, especially since it supports Oculus Rift. However, unlike the Unreal Engine 4, which is free (you give 5% from the game sales), CryEngine requests a monthly subscription of $ 9.90.
If developers will be able to offer similar games to those on home consoles or computers, not all smartphones will be compatible. This is why CryEngine is targeting the Android TV platform that offers the advantage of more powerful configurations, of course the big TV screen and the possibility to use various gaming accessories is a plus.
For the moment we don’t know if any game is currently in development, maybe a remake of the first Crysis?