EA and Crytek Announce Development Of Crysis Warhead

June 5, 2008


The Next Installment of One of
the Highest Rated Games of 2007 Blasts its way onto PCs this Fall

Maximum freedom, maximum explosions
and maximum Psycho! Electronic Arts Inc.and award-winning independent studio
Crytek today announced Crysis Warhead® – the parallel story to Crysis, one of
the most critically-acclaimed first person shooters and PC games of 2007.
Shipping exclusively for the PC this fall, Crysis Warhead is the first title to
be developed at Cryteks Budapest studio, and is built on a new, enhanced and
optimized version of Crytek’s CryENGINE  2 technology.

“We were very pleased with the
reception of Crysis from both gamers and media after our launch last year,” said
Cevat Yerli, CEO and President of Crytek. “That being said, one of the key
principles of our studio is to always raise the bar. With Warhead, we are
focusing on refining our storytelling and game performance, while also
delivering more of the visually stunning graphics and immersive, free-roaming
gameplay everyone loved in Crysis.”

“The best result of a partnership
that we can ask for in the EA Partners program is when a world class independent
studio like Crytek chooses to continue to work with us,” said David DeMartini,
Vice President and Global General Manager, EA Partners. “Crysis was an amazing
game and is going to be a blockbuster franchise. We could not be more excited to
be working with Crytek to launch another hit with Crysis Warhead this year.”

In Crysis Warhead, players will don
the Nanosuit of Sergeant Sykes, also known as ‘Psycho’, one of the most
memorable characters from Crysis. More brash and aggressive than his Delta Force
squadmate Nomad, players will experience Psycho’s parallel story during the
events of the original game, finding that life on the other side of the island
is even more intense and explosive than they ever could have imagined. Luckily,
Psycho’s Nanosuit is just as capable and he’s equipped with an even bigger
arsenal of fully customizable weapons and new vehicles, giving players access to
the tools they need to dominate any situation. Aside from this new, exciting
single player campaign, Crysis Warhead will also feature new multiplayer
content. Stay tuned for more details this summer.

Crysis Warhead has not yet been
rated by the ESRB or PEGI. For more information about the game, please visit