Crytek had a bunch of interesting announcements for the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2016, in which we’ve already seen things such as the Playstation VR show up. Of these announcements, the developers revealed a new version of its CryEngine development software and a project codenamed Project Sky Harbor.
In addition to this, Crytek have also released a new trailer for The Climb: Alps – an expansive landscape inspired by the European mountain range featuring snow-capped mountains, huge lakes, and even a castle.
The latest evolution of CryEngine also introduces a marketplace aspect that will enable developers to access assets from Crytek’s own library, as well as materials, sounds, and 3D objects. The entire CryEngine marketplace is underpinned by a Pay What You Want model, allowing for easier accessibility for all and in what the developers hope will encourage faster collaboration.
The Climb: Alps will be released exclusively on the Oculus Rift and is the second title in the series by the developers. It’ll be released in April and carry a price tag of $49.99. Despite The Climb: Alps being an exclusive to the Oculus Rift, CryEngine offers support for PlayStation VR, OSVR, HTC Vive, and the Oculus Rift, so you can expect to see titles utilising the new engine on more platforms soon.