With German developer Crytek offering its CryEngine 2 commercially, the engine market is getting more interesting. Maybe Crytek's entrance will keep Epic and its market-leading Unreal Engine 3 on its toes.
Epic Games' VP Mark Rein doesn't like it when people say there's no competition out there. "It kills me when people say we have no competition," he says. "There are lots of different engines people use to make games. Lots of people use Gamebryo. Lots of people use their own engines. I probably get a little defensive when people say we don't have any competition. We certainly don't think that. If we had no competition why aren't half the games using Unreal?"