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Games for Windows branded title Crysis dazzles industry insiders with February awards and successes.

February 21, 2008

Games for Windows branded title "Crysis" dazzles industry insiders with February awards and successes.

The most technologically advanced Windows game to date, “Crysis,” has proven to be a massive critical success, winning dozens of consumer accolades for technological and visual excellence, along with numerous PC Game of the Year honors, including PC Gamer’s Game of the Year (March 2008). “Crysis” has now also won the hearts and minds of the industry, as the game from Crytek and EA Partners took home the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences’ Interactive Achievement Award for Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering, as well as Best Technology from the Game Developers’ Choice Awards.

Microsoft’s Kevin Unangst, senior global director of Games for Windows, applauded Crytek and EA on a resounding success. “On behalf of Microsoft and Games for Windows, I’d like to congratulate everyone at Crytek and EA Partners who has helped ‘Crysis’ achieve such success,” said Unangst. “The innovative DirectX 10 graphics and quality experience of ‘Crysis’ represent the very best of what Games for Windows has to offer, and have set a new standard for the gaming industry. It reminds us that Windows is still the place to find the very best, most innovative and most advanced games available today.”

“Crysis” utilizes Microsoft’s cutting-edge DirectX 10 technology, producing some of the most advanced, photorealistic graphics and gameplay ever seen. Additionally, since it sports the Games for Windows brand, gamers are assured that “Crysis” offers easier installation, widescreen compatibility, 64-bit OS support and leverages Windows Vista’s gaming features, ensuring a safe, easy and fun experience.

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