Update To CryEngine Integrates Vulkan API Support

CryEngine 5.4 is now available to download with several new features and updates.

The latest update to CryEngine has been released, as announced by creators Crytek. The latest version, CryEngine 5.4 introduces integrated support for the Vulkan API, along with Substance Designer integration, entity components and many other general improvements and updates.

Earlier this year, developers got chance to test out CryEngine 5.4 with the beta release, as the CryEngine team collected feedback to improve the engine prior to the final release. Highlights of the release include Substance Integration which allows artists and designers to use Substance workflows when working with the engine, as well as a customer shader for Allegorithmic’s Substance Designer and Painter software.

The big news for CryEngine 5.4 is the beta release for Vulkan API support. The Vulkan API is an enhanced graphics and computing API that allows cross-platform access to modern GPUs. This allows developers to use high-performance real-time 3D graphics applications with balanced CPU/GPU usage. Vulkan API has been a popular tool among developers in the virtual reality (VR) sector.

New terrain editing features have been added, and existing ones have been upgraded and expanded, allowing a higher level of realism and more flexibility, while the new Entity components allow developers and engineers to work at system and entity level, providing an more intuitive construction environment.

“The 5.4 release represents a big step forward for the engine, and we’ve worked closely with CryEngine community members to ensure it includes features and updates that address their needs,” said CryEngine Product Manager Collin Bishop. “We’ve made sure that these additions—particularly in the form of Substance integration and Vulkan API support—really cater to artists and programmers.”

CryEngine 5.4 is now available for download from the official CryEngine website.

VRFocus will bring you further updates on CryEngine as it becomes available.

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