Warhorse licenses Crytek’s CryENGINE 3 for its RPG

Warhorse Studios, founded in 2011, is yet to release its first game. Looking at some of the team members’ past projects, we see games such as Mafia (first and second), the Operation Flashpoint franchise and even a little bit of Arma, too. With a pedigree like that, it shouldn’t be that big a surprise when the studio sealed a deal with Crytek, licensing the company’s proprietary CryENGINE 3. The bar is set, high.

Warhorse is currently working on an unannounced RPG that will “combine open-world experience with a rich story and innovative gameplay elements,” and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that the licensed engine will power it. Especially when executive producer Martin Klima says it will.

“We looked at every major technology out there and CryENGINE 3 suits our needs perfectly. We are confident it will allow us to make the vision for our game come true.”

Added director of global business development CryENGINE Carl Jones: “the team at Warhorse Studios consists of industry veterans from AAA classics such as the Mafia franchise and Operation Flashpoint. We’re excited by their vision for an innovative RPG and we are looking forward to working with them to help them achieve that vision with CryENGINE 3.”