Half a Decade on, Crysis Continues to Wow Gamers and Inspire Ideas
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany, Nov. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Crytek GmbH is this
week celebrating the fifth anniversary of its groundbreaking action
FPS, Crysis. Originally released for PC on November 13, 2007, Crysis
drew widespread praise from critics and fans alike for its diverse
sandbox gameplay and unparalleled visuals.
Five years on, Crysis has spawned two follow-up games, with a fourth
title in the series - Crysis 3 - scheduled for release in February
2013. The original game also became available to a wider audience
earlier this year following its release for PlayStation® Network and
"It feels like yesterday that we were putting the finishing touches to
Crysis," said Cevat Yerli, CEO of Crytek. "The game changed everything
for us as a company, and we remain incredibly proud of what we achieved
with it. What's even more satisfying, though, is that Crysis struck a
chord with players around the world and that the sense of wonder we
felt while developing it was shared by millions of people who played
it. We're truly grateful for everyone who has supported the series and
allowed us to keep dreaming up new ideas to take it to the next level."
To mark Crysis' fifth birthday, players who pre-order the upcoming
Crysis 3 will also receive the original game as a free download;
allowing them to relive the explosive first chapter in a franchise that
has gone on to amass a loyal army of fans and inspire spin-off
merchandise that includes books, comics and much more.
Crysis places players in the role of Nomad, an elite soldier tasked with
helping to evacuate archeologists from a conflict zone in the
Philippine Sea. But as US and North Korean forces prepare to lock horns
over a mysterious artifact unearthed in the region, an altogether more
dangerous enemy emerges. Soon, Nomad finds himself on the frontline of
a war where the only thing that can prevent a global catastrophe is an
extremely itchy trigger finger and the stealth and strength options
offered by his state-of-the-art Nanosuit.
About Crytek GmbH
Crytek GmbH ("Crytek") is an independent company at the forefront of the
interactive entertainment industry, and is dedicated to pushing the
boundaries of gaming by creating standout experiences for Xbox 360,
Playstation 3, PC, mobile devices and games-as-service using their
cutting-edge 3D-Game-Technology, CryENGINE®.
The company's headquarters are in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). Crytek
also has studios in Kiev (Ukraine), Budapest (Hungary), Sofia
(Bulgaria), Seoul (South Korea), Nottingham (UK) and Shanghai (China).
Since its foundation in 1999, Crytek has consistently been recognized
for excellence in its field, earning accolades such as the 2011 Develop
Award for Best Independent Studio and a 2010 Red Dot Design Award. Its
multi-award winning games include Far Cry®, Crysis® (awarded best PC
Game of E3 2007 and Best Technology at the 2008 Game Developers Choice
Awards), Crysis Warhead® (awarded Best Graphics Technology at IGN Best
Awards), Crysis® 2 (awarded Best Shooter of E3 2010 and Gamescom 2010)
and Warface (awarded Best Social/Casual/Online Game of Gamescom 2012).
For more information, please visit http://www.crytek.com.
SOURCE: Crytek GmbH
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