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Cryengine update adds supports Android TV and Oculus Rift

Cryengine update adds supports Android TV and Oculus Rift

Cryengine 3.8.1, the latest iteration of Crytek's engine, has brought support for virtual reality and Android TV development.

Both full licensees and Engine-as-a-Service subscribers will be granted equal access to the new VR toolset the update offers, which is launching with initial support for AMD's LiquidVR.

Support for additional VR platforms will be coming later.

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The update also brings support for Android TV developers, however there is no mention of CryEngine 3.8.1 supporting development for Android mobile devices - nor any indication of whether this will come in the future.

Regardless, it seems that VR is the primary objective for this update.

"Since showcasing our own work with VR, we've seen an overwhelming response from developers who want to use Cryengine for their virtual reality projects as well," said Crytek's Creative Director Frank Vitz.

"Our experience in stereoscopic 3D, combined with the engine's rendering power and ability to deliver high resolution images at a high frame rate, means Cryengine offers a degree of visual fidelity that many people feel is foundational to a compelling VR experience."

"We can't wait to see what other Cryengine users create now that they have VR capabilities at their fingertips."


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Matt is really bad at playing games, but hopefully a little better at writing about them. He's Features Editor for PocketGamer.biz, and has also written for lesser publications such as IGN, VICE, and Paste Magazine.

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