Crytekâ??s next-gen engine to power real-money virtual worldMindArk has licensed Crytek’s CryEngine 2 for use in its massively-multiplayer project Entropia Universe.
The game, which currently features over 600,000 registered users and boasts a real-money economy, will be transitioned to the CryEngine 2 platform by mid-2008.
MindArk’s CEO Jan Welter Timkrans said: "When we saw what the engine was capable of, we immediately understood that it would be perfect for Entropia, as both MindArk and Crytek are pioneers in their respective fields."
"We are thrilled to have been chosen by such a well regarded and successful industry leader as MindArk to be their future engine provider for Entropia Universe," added Avni Yerli, Crytek’s managing director.
"We think the combination of our CryEngine 2 technology and their extremely popular virtual playground will result in a new kind of rich and immersive experience that has not been possible until now."