Crytek has just announced that they will be providing CRYENGINE development software for free in conjunction with Hardware partners gearing up Virtual Reality labs for the future of VR. These VR First locations will be where developers can come to learn and get access to virtual reality hardware for use in developing the latest generation experiences. The kickoff location is Bahçeşehir University in Istanbul, Turkey.
Their blog post announcing the initiative – Crytek Focuses on the Future with New “VR First” Academic Initiative
And the newly launched VR First site.