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CryEngine 2 Tech Coming to an MMO Near You

It's all about the physics in next-gen MMO's, apparently. Next-Gen.biz is reporting that XLGames - founded by Lineage creator Jake Song in 2003 - has licensed CryEngine 2 from Crytek for a next-gen MMO project. This isn't the first time an MMO has been designed using an engine primarily only used in FPS games; Vanguard and Fury are using variations of the Unreal engine, while Aion uses CryEngine 1 technology which Jake Song helped to usher in for the title.

Crytek managing director Faruk Yerli said in a statement, “Jake Song is a true pioneer and legend in the world of massively multiplayer games, having almost single handedly created the original market for them in Asia. To now have his own company select the CryENGINE 2 as their middleware, and Crytek as their primary technology provider, demonstrates a high level of confidence in our tools and technology."

Comments

  • #1

    Yeah. It has me kind of worried how well it's going to work out - Vanguard showed that using an FPS-optimized engine for an MMO wasn't the best idea. Hopefully this is better designed as an overall game engine.

  • #2

    Wtf, isn't this the Crysis engine ?

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