Monday December 26, 2016

Follow-up On Star Citizen Engine Switch

Chris Roberts took to the Roberts Space Industry forums yesterday to clarify the company's decision to move to the Amazon Lumberyard game engine. Given Crytek's current position, this move seems like the logical choice.

Looking at Crytek's roadmap and Amazon's we determined that Amazon was investing in the areas we were most interested in. They are a massive company that is making serious investments into Lumberyard and AWS to support next generation online gaming. Crytek doesn't have the resources to compete with this level of investment and have never been focused on the network or online aspects of the engine in the way we or Amazon are. Because of this combined with the fact we weren't taking new builds of CryEngine we decided that Amazon would be the best partner going forward for the future of Star Citizen.

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