Crytek has confirmed that it will soon release free modding tools for Crysis 2, as well as a full CryENGINE 3 developer's kit further down the line.
The confirmation came in an open letter from Crytek CEO Cervat Yerli, where he said that the basic modding tools would be ready by early Summer. These tools will allow people to create new maps, items and other in-game content.
In August Crytek will then roll-out a full CryENGINE 3 dev kit for more advanced users. This dev kit will also be free to use for non-commercial products.
'This will be a complete version of our engine, including C++ code access, our content exporters (including our LiveCreate real-time pipeline), shader code, game sample code from Crysis 2, script samples, new improved Flowgraph and a whole host of great asset examples, which will allow teams to build complete games from scratch for PC,' said Yerli.
'If you want to use it to make a game to launch commercially, we'd like to help you with that...If you want to take your product down a traditional commercial route, we will offer an innovative low cost licensing model if you want to release your game digitally."