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    CryEngine 5, DX12

    Why are we still on CryEngine 2 from 10+ years ago and DX9 from 15+ years ago?
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    Because people aren't spending enough money to fund the development
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    it cost too much to code all again , but can be good move when game get 20 years

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    Would be really nice if they updated that is for sure.. Let's Go AMZN Lumberyard!!!
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    This discussion keeps coming back like a bad penny. It has been explained every single time that the game we have is so heavily customized that you'll have to come up with solid economic reasons to justify another complete re-development. The first one was a disaster for the content people grew to love back then, with much of it never having been restored. A good number of players left over it and some are quibbling over unfulfilled promises to this day. Now that the company is profitable, another upheaval of that magnitude would be even more difficult to digest on top of the development costs alone. Any deed holders on board of this train?

    I actually find the recent bigger developments in Entropia rather impressive, occasional discontent over details notwithstanding. Evolution is better than revolution and I'd prefer this trend to continue.
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    Because, by the time they implement Cryengine 5 DX 12 on EU with all systems in EU there will already be Cryengine 10, DX 15. And people will ask why they not upgrade to it.

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    Last time was total engine conversion. CryEngine to CryEngine should not be so difficult, no? And DX? I would like someone with technical knowledge to explain, and not someone who is worried about their deed income.
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    The single MA developer doesn't get paid enough to change the engine again

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    Hopefully they have learnt from the mistake of thinking their worldwide playerbase are using cutting edge hardware.

    A lot aren't.



    My own hardware setup is futureproof (CPU / Ram / GPU) until they make the mistake of dropping Windows 7. Which I hope they dont.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xen View Post
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    CryEngine to CryEngine should not be so difficult, no?
    Except the fact that the latest CryEngine is probably nothing like the one that was used 10 years ago (or whenever the changeover happened). Functions will be rewritten completely different, hooks into those functions would be different or non-existant. So if they managed to go through all the code to figure out how to merge their custom systems (or rewrite them completely), they would also need to do a ton of testing and bug finding to ensure no unintended consequenses. Plus there could be a lot of things that get broken that they will not know about until players find it (and either exploit it or complain that MA programmers are small brained monkeys).

    Do you really want to go back to an Alpha release with a potential for a lot of exploits/bugs? Also it would mean a halt on anything else they are doing right now (which i'm sure you will say thats nothing anyway).

    I mean, people complained like crazy with the camera system release and that would have been a speck compared to switching over to a later engine version. I'm sure they would give up on some features that take too long to rewrite/convert.....pick your favourite thing to do in entropia, then think about what happens if they cannot re-implement that into the new engine for whatever reason (too much cost,etc)....then they tell us they can't and you hit the roof. What if they turn around and then said, well you asked for this upgrade and because of it, we can't give you xxxx (unless insert new deed here). Yeah that would go down well.

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