Develop-online said:No need to build CryEngine 4', Crytek executive claims
A group of unnamed developers are specifically working on next-generation game projects with CryEngine 3, according to the tech’s vendor Crytek.
CryEngine business executive Carl Jones said studios “are already using CryEngine 3 for games with target platforms significantly higher in power than the current-gen consoles”.
Develop understands that a range of studios are currently building titles for Microsoft’s successor to the Xbox 360. In some cases, dev houses have spent more than a year on various projects.
Several internal Sony studios, meanwhile, have begun early work on PlayStation 4 projects. However there is little evidence that third-party companies have access to the future console.
In October, Develop published a report drawn from a range of sources within the middleware sector that pointed to an E3 2013 unveiling of the so-called Xbox 720. Since then it had been rumoured, and subsequently denied, that Microsoft will reveal the system this July in Los Angeles.
“We've been planning for next gen development since we started CryEngine 3,” he said.
“We'll be showing more on this during 2012. We don't need to rebuild our engine to deal with higher spec gaming devices, which will come on line in the next few years.”
There are currently about 50 commercial CryEngine games projects in production, the Crytek exec said.