At GDC Crytek announced that it would launch its CryEngine as a subscription service
this May -- and today, it has launched it exclusively via Valve's Steam platform.
The cost is $9.90 a month, with discounts of up to 16 percent available if you subscribe in advance for six months at a time. European subscribers will pay €9.90 a month. This price is a sharp contrast to Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4, which is $19 a month -- and also takes 5 percent revenue off the top for any revenue-generating projects.
Epic has been very aggressive in supporting its engine, however, and completely opening up
its development to the community via live source access, a step Crytek has not yet taken.
To learn more about CryEngine, you can head to the company's FAQ
; if you're interested in subscribing, you can do so
via the engine's Steam page.