“Lumberyard” uses CryEngine and provides integration with Twitch …

Unity and Unreal Engine have competition. Tuesday, Amazon launched its 3D engine for the video game, called Lumberyard . And now Jeff Bezos could quickly get a place in the heart of developers with a free offer without the right to license or subscription.

Lumberyard is based on Crytek CryEngine, Amazon has adapted to its own sauce.This particular branch of the AWS cloud and streaming on Twitch platform, recently acquired by the company in Seattle.

The engine already offers quite impressive environments download, like a forest or a retro city. It allows to create games for PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One. Amazon charges only the cost of its web servers for multiplayer games and persistent worlds

[Source: Gamedealsdaily.com]