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Robotoki's Human Element Goes With CryEngine

by Kyle Hilliard on Mar 21, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Developer Robotoki, founded by former Call of Duty creative strategist Robert Bowling, has announced that its upcoming survival game, Human Element, will be developed with CryEngine.

Originally announced in 2012, shortly after Bowling's decision to leave Activision, Human Element takes place 35 years after a zombie apocalypse with people struggling to make a new life for themselves. For more on the game, check out our interview with Robert Bowling about his Activision departure, and Human Element.

On Wednesday, Crytek announced its "Engine-as-a-Service" program, which allows developers to subscribe to CryEngine for $9.90 a month, without any need to pay royalties. You can read more about that here.

Human Element is slated for release some time next year.

[Source: CryEngine]


Our Take
It's a little surprising to learn that Robotoki is only now announcing its choice of engine for Human Element. It seems like the the studio should be far past the point of choosing an engine, but it's possible it has been using CryEngine all along and chose to announce its decision to coincide with Crytek's recent "Engine-as-a-Service" announcement.