CryTek’s freely available CryEngine has just had an update released.
Easily the biggest new feature is integration of Autodesk Scaleform, a Flash based UI solution, that was also recently integrated in the competing Unity engine. In addition to Scaleform support, they announced to following new features:
In addition to offering Scaleform technology, the Free SDK update will also feature several DirectX 9 rendering improvements, providing POM (Parallax Occlusion Mapping), SSDO (Screen-space Directional Occlusion), Particle GI (Global Illumination) and a new “Very High” graphics configuration to support these new features and offer higher levels of rendering quality.
The CryENGINE team has also been working to provide fixes for the most prominent issues holding up the community. CryENGINE 3 Free SDK 3.3.9 includes improved SLI/CF support, improved 32-bit driver support, support for 5.1/7.1 surround sound systems and many improvements to CryENGINE 3 Sandbox.
You can download it here.