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Crytek teases 'new AAA game' built with SpatialOS

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Crytek, the developers of the Crysis series and Early Access survival shooter Hunt: Showdown (opens in new tab), is working on a "new AAA game" built using Improbable's SpatialOS, the multiplayer-focused cloud platform.

Crytek said it would reveal more about the game—built using SpatialOS and Crytek's own game engine, CryEngine—"soon", but didn't give any more details.

In the same blog post (opens in new tab), Crytek announced that it was creating a full SpatialOS game development kit for CryEngine. "Progress has already been made on this, and CryEngine developer Automaton has created its own open source integration with SpatialOS for its forthcoming 1000-player battle royale title Mavericks: Proving Grounds (opens in new tab)," it said. SpatialOS is also being used in games such as Bossa Studio's sandbox MMO Worlds Adrift (opens in new tab).

Improbable's SpatialOS has been in the news recently because it was found to be in breach of game engine Unity's terms of service (opens in new tab), prompting concerns that developers could no longer build SpatialOS games in Unity. The issue was later resolved, and Improbable is no longer in violation (opens in new tab) of the terms of service.

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.