Amazon has released a new free game engine and development tool called Lumberyard with visual technology based on CryEngine, a commercial package that’s used by studios like Bethesda and 2K. The only catch here is that games created with this engine can’t read or write data to competing cloud services. Amazon also updated the terms of service for its AWS cloud offering and just to make sure it has all bases covered, it threw in a zombie apocalypse clause as well.
Many Star Wars fans haven’t quite had enough of Episode VII yet but nevertheless, they will be delighted to find out that the sequel is now officially being filmed. It has been confirmed today that Star Wars: Episode VIII is now being filmed. It’s going to take a lot of time for this movie to be ready, though, the release is about a year away.