Monday, November 19, 2007

German school licenses Crysis engine for courses

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The engine behind Crysis is the current king-of-the-hill in the constant battle for technical superiority in games. So when the German Hochschule Darmstadt school reaches an agreement to license Crytek Studios' CryEngine 2 for their game development courses, it's a major coup.

In addition to gaining access to the high-end middleware engine, students at Hochschule Darmstadt will have access to the Crytek team itself. Crytek will host lectures on using the engine, as well as on general topics such as design and conceptualizing.

CryEngine 2 will be utilized for far more than simply game development: Hochschule Darmstadt hopes to use the technology in animation, video production, and sound design courses as well. It's a tremendous opportunity for students to be able to work with teams and technology of a AAA title, but does the highest-calibur technology necessarily give these students anything new to bring to the table?
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[via] Joystiq

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