Wednesday, September 14th 2016

CryEngine to Support Vulkan This November, DX12 Multi-GPU Next February

Game developer CryTek is planning to implement Vulkan API support for its in-house game-engine, CryEngine. To be released in November 2016 as CryEngine 5.3, CryTek will implement Vulkan across platforms, including PC (Windows desktop/notebook), and mobile (smartphones, tablets). The decision to implement Vulkan could have been fueled by Google's decision to make Vulkan the primary 3D graphics API of Android.

CryTek will also expand its support for DirectX 12, which it implemented in March 2016. With CryEngine 5.4, scheduled to be released in February 2017, along the sidelines of the Game Developers Conference (GDC), CryTek is introducing support for DirectX 12 native multi-GPU; deferred shading in sandboxed viewports, and multi-threaded rendering in sandbox.
Source: OC3D
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22 Comments on CryEngine to Support Vulkan This November, DX12 Multi-GPU Next February

#1
RejZoR
Vulkan is looking like a real competition now. It's a powerful API and is crossplatform. Something DirectX isn't. Since devs want to target more platforms with minimal work, Vulkan is a more logical choice than DirectX.

And seeing how major studios use it already, things are looking pretty nice. Would be cool if Crytek released Vulkan patches for all 3 Crysis games. Now, that would be a reason to replay all 3 games again...
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#2
the54thvoid
The OC3D source link brings you to TPU..
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#3
natr0n
I would be happy to use it if something I use supports it
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#4
cyneater
Vulkan is next GL .. or openGL...
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#5
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
the54thvoid
The OC3D source link brings you to TPU..
Fixed, thanks.
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#6
AlienIsGOD
Vanguard Beta Tester
and AMD users rejoice in the news that another dev is picking up Vulcan support :) :P
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#8
RCoon
Prima.Vera
So a new Crysis game in 2018??
For now I don't believe they're in the business of making games in that capacity. Most development projects that aren't engine related have been put on hold. Crytek are largely working as a company that develops and licenses their engine to other developers as opposed to being a full-time game developer.
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#9
Tallencor
TPU's First Patreon
You couldn't pay me enough to cross that bridge. :laugh:
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#10
nemesis.ie
RCoon
For now I don't believe they're in the business of making games in that capacity. Most development projects that aren't engine related have been put on hold. Crytek are largely working as a company that develops and licenses their engine to other developers as opposed to being a full-time game developer.
Yes and this should be great news for StarCitizen I hope. :)
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#11
Mussels
Moderprator
well heyo, a AAA engine with vulkan AND DX12 support?
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#12
Zubasa
AlienIsGOD
and AMD users rejoice in the news that another dev is picking up Vulcan support :) :p
Even nVidia users can expect some minimal gains.
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#13
dj-electric
Mussels
well heyo, a AAA engine with vulkan AND DX12 support?
Its not like u can so anything with UE or Unity or something...
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#14
Mussels
Moderprator
Dj-ElectriC
Its not like u can so anything with UE or Unity or something...
So... those engines exist with DX12 and mantle already? Musta missed that news.
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#15
efikkan
btarunr
CryTek will also expand its support for DirectX 12, which it implemented in March 2016. With CryEngine 5.4, scheduled to be released in February 2017, along the sidelines of the Game Developers Conference (GDC), CryTek is introducing support for DirectX 12 native multi-GPU; deferred shading in sandboxed viewports, and multi-threaded rendering in sandbox.
One correction; The primary purpose of Direct3D 12 multi-GPU is to use the generic wrapper instead of the native APIs (SLI/CrossFireX).
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#16
HD64G
I totally wish for more devs to choose Vulcan over DX as Windows 10 won't be the only good OS for gaming and will allow all OSes to have a great API for games. 1st time that competition will exist for gaming bewteen OSes and that will be the best for all except for MS.
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#17
SaltyFish
AlienIsGOD
and AMD users rejoice in the news that another dev is picking up Vulcan support :) :p
Don't forget all the people who refuse to touch Windows 10!
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#18
$ReaPeR$
good news everyone! :D this should push some competition and/or innovation in the graphics business.
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#19
Ungari
nemesis.ie
Yes and this should be great news for StarCitizen I hope. :)
I understood that the Devs were modifying the CryEngine using reworked DX12, but I have not read anything about them adopting Vulkan.
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#20
costeakai
HD64G
I totally wish for more devs to choose Vulcan over DX as Windows 10 won't be the only good OS for gaming and will allow all OSes to have a great API for games. 1st time that competition will exist for gaming bewteen OSes and that will be the best for all except for MS.
i aggree, competition is good for everyone, especially for ms: it will mak'em do smthg even better (i hope)
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#21
crazyeyesreaper
Not a Moderator
What i find funny is the amount of bad graphical asset issues in the image for the article a huge number of rookie mistakes and problems that shouldnt be there should one look for even a tiny moment. Not the best image for a CryEngine article
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#22
Disruptor4
Ungari
I understood that the Devs were modifying the CryEngine using reworked DX12, but I have not read anything about them adopting Vulkan.
That's correct. I'm pretty sure they're using v3.x of the engine and have heavily modified it so it's not like they can just upgrade to v5 without reworking 90% of the game they've already got. They'll no doubt add support such as Vulkan and DX12, but when and how is another question. I think they have hired some ex-Crytek staff who worked on the Crytek engine so that'll be of some benefit, and I also believe they get assistance from Crytek as well.
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