Crytek considering free distribution of CryEngine dev kit for 'mod community'

In a recent interview with Develop, Crytek co-founder Anvi Yerli talked about the possibility of releasing a version of its software development kit, akin to Epic Games' UDK, that would be accessible to small-time developers. Yerli explained Crytek wants to "release a specific SDK for the mod community," adding, "The barriers for entry will be very low, and perhaps even for free."

"We have a business model in mind for this -- which I can't get into details of right now -- but it will be extremely user-friendly," he said.

Sounds promising, but we're not sure how they're supposed to turn the CryEngine into a user-friendly experience. Isn't that the engine that's powerful enough to allow the user to see time?

This article was originally published on Joystiq.