Last month we saw footage of the Unreal Engine 4 being demonstrated for the first time, and the gaming world was pretty impressed. Well, for the most part. Those numbering among the unimpressed include Crytek, whose CEO Cevat Yerli told VG247 that there was simply nothing that surprising about the Unreal Engine 4.
“We have been presenting CryENGINE 3 as next-gen ready technology since GDC 2010. And we think that Unreal Engine 4 has done a good job to catch up, but nothing is there that surprised us and we still believe CryENGINE 3 remains the benchmark,” he told them in an interview. When asked about the possibility of the CryEngine 4, added, “We have not clearly defined when, or if, CryENGINE 4 will be released, because the architecture of CryENGINE 3 is so forward-looking that we think of it as having been next generation ready for some years now.”