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Open 3D Engine (O3DE) for video games:
Amazon is contributing its Lumberyard game engine to open source, and it will be known as the Open 3D Engine.
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The Venturebeat article claims Amazon "has rewritten the code from scratch". I find that difficult to believe, but the claim is the code is completely unencumbered with patents or copyrights.Additionally, Lumberyard is a fork of Crytek's proprietary engine (CryEngine). Crytek just keeps developing CryEngine and that's it. It's not at all clear who is actually supposed to work on Lumberyard/o3de.
It does seem to be most of the Crytek parts... I am skeptical of the claims of the Verge article because non-technical people love the idea of a "clean rewrite", though those almost never happen, and for good reasons.Some info about rewritten parts.Lumberyard was essentially three engines smooshed into one. The acquired DoubleHelix tech, CryTek, and all the Lumberyard specific code that was...old.reddit.com