Amazon Lumberyard goes open source

Originally published on by Marie Dealessandri

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Amazon’s game engine Lumberyard is soon to be made available as an open source project.

The move is part of the creation of the Open 3D Foundation, an initiative led by the Linux Foundation that aims at supporting “open source projects that advance capabilities related to 3D graphics, rendering, authoring, and development.”

An updated version of Lumberyard will be made available under the name Open 3D Engine (O3DE) under the Apache 2.0 license, with a developer preview already available. The full release is planned for late 2021.

Founding members of the Open 3D Foundation include AccelByte, Apocalypse Studios,

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