Crytek announced today that they have licensed their game development software CRYENGINE to Automaton for Mavericks, an upcoming MMO "of unprecedented scale." After using CRYENGINE to develop Deceit, Automaton deepen their relationship with Crytek with an exclusive license agreement for their upcoming tactical shooter.
"Mavericks is set in a huge, photo-real, and highly dynamic environment, and CRYENGINE's high-performance rendering capabilities are just one of the aspects that make it the perfect engine for realizing the project. We’ve integrated SpatialOS into CRYENGINE, and it’s that combination at the heart of achieving an incredibly high number of concurrent players in a high-fidelity environment," said James Thompson of Automaton. "We have enjoyed a very positive partnership with Crytek over the last year as our team has been building the incredible technology and game world that Mavericks will be showcasing.”
Mavericks is due to launch in 2018 and will support 1000 concurrent players in its ultra high-fidelity world. The CRYENGINE team will collaborate with Automaton to support their development process, as well as to bring new features into the engine that the Automaton team have built in the process of creating Mavericks.
"We are happy to be showcasing what the CRYENGINE can do via the exciting work that Automaton is doing on Mavericks, and it is an excellent example of just how powerful the CRYENGINE is," said CRYENGINE’s Product Manager, Collin Bishop.
To find out more about Mavericks and register for the upcoming beta visit http://mavericks.gg. Find out more about Automaton at http://automaton.uk and Crytek and their latest projects at http://www.crytek.com.
Crytek is an independent videogame developer, publisher, and technology provider dedicated to pushing the boundaries of gaming with its cutting-edge 3D game development solution CRYENGINE. With headquarters in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) and studios in Kiev (Ukraine), and Istanbul (Turkey), Crytek has created multiple award-winning titles, including the original Far Cry, the Crysis series, Ryse: Son of Rome, Warface, The Climb, Robinson: The Journey and Hunt: Showdown. Crytek delivers fun and innovative gaming experiences for PC, consoles, and VR and continues to grow its reach in the games-as-a-service market. Every Crytek game is created with CRYENGINE, which can be used by anyone to create games.
Automaton is a breakthrough independent studio based in Cambridge, England, led by the key talent behind multiple seminal MMO's and AAA PC games.
The success of its first title, Deceit, has accelerated the expansion of Automaton’s larger studio, which is behind Mavericks. Automaton has been pioneering a revolutionary approach to MMO design and development that will be evident for the first time with the launch of Mavericks this year.