Autodesk, Inc has announced that German video game company Crytek used Autodesk Scaleform software in the development of “Crysis 2”, a new science fiction first-person shooter video game published by Electronic Arts (EA). Scaleform, a leading Flash-based user interface (UI) and multimedia solution, was used to support the cross-platform development of stereoscopic 3D menus, displays and interfaces. Autodesk acquired Scaleform Corporation, a privately held middleware and UI tools company, on March 1, 2011.
Crysis has released a couple of new videos showcasing CryEngine 3, to coincide with GDC. The first, showing clips from 11 projects currently being developed using the engine (serious games, MMOs, real-time architectural visualisation work – and a bit of Crysis 2, natch) is impressive enough.