Frankfurt (Germany), December 13, 2010 – Crytek GmbH (Crytek) announced its cooperation with Tencent Games (Tencent) today, as Tencent has obtained the exclusive license in China to operate Crytek’s next generation FPS game entitled Warface® (Chinese title to be named).
As the stunning visual effects and thrilling game-play experience brought by Crytek’s Crysis® series remain fresh on players’ mind, Crytek is developing Warface, a shooting game powered by the advanced engine CryENGINE® 3. The military shooter in its near future setting offers a cinematic experience with next generation visuals, AI and physics of AAA quality based on Crytek’s proprietary CryENGINE® 3 game development solution. The game provides Chinese gamers with an extensive PVE universe full of dramatic multiplayer co-op missions, a full set of class based PVP modes and maps and will run smoothly in China’s PC and internet gaming environment.
“The development of our first free-to-play online project marks another major stepping stone for our studio.”, said Avni Yerli, Managing Director at Crytek. “We are excited to have the opportunity to partner with Tencent who are recognized as the largest online game community in China and a world-class online game developer and operator. We believe this game will make a glorious achievement in the Asian markets.”
“This brand new Crytek IP is specifically designed for Asian players. Developed by Crytek and operated by Tencent in China, Warface will give Chinese players a revolutionary shooting game experience.”, Steven Ma, Vice President of Tencent Games, spoke highly of this newly born game with excitement.
About Tencent Games
As one of the four online platforms of Tencent, Tencent Games is a world-class online game developer and operator, and is recognized as the largest online game community in China. In line with the Tencent online life strategy, Tencent Games is dedicated to the sustainable development of long term game-related products that are both healthy and competitive, catering to users’ fundamental needs and ensuring ease of application. With an open attitude, Tencent Games has set benchmarks in multi-segment online game markets and achieved great results by implementing a combination of in-house development and diverse cooperation with other companies.
About Crytek GmbH
Crytek GmbH (“Crytek”) is one of the world’s leading independent development studios for interactive entertainment. It is based in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) and has additional studios in Kiev (Ukraine), Budapest (Hungary), Sofia (Bulgaria), Seoul (South Korea) and Nottingham (UK). Crytek is dedicated to creating exceptionally high-quality video games for next-generation consoles and PC, powered by their proprietary cutting-edge 3D-Game-Technology, CryENGINE®. Since its foundation in 1999, Crytek has created the multi-award winning PC titles Far Cry®, Crysis® (awarded best PC Game of E3 2007 and Best Technology at the 2008 Game Developers Choice Awards) and Crysis Warhead® (awarded Best Graphics Technology at IGN Best of 2008 Awards).