EA and Crytek Usher in the Next-Generation of PC Gaming with Crysis

November 13, 2007

EA and Crytek Usher in the Next-Generation of
PC Gaming with Crysis

The Highly Anticipated First-Person Shooter
Ships to Retailers Today

The wait is finally over! Today, Electronic Arts
Inc. and Crytek announced that Crysis is now shipping to stores in North America
and Europe. Featuring jaw-dropping visuals, industry leading technology and
open-ended gameplay, Crysis is set to break new ground in the FPS genre and has
already received a 98% from PC Gamer, the highest score ever awarded in the
magazine’s 14-year history. Crysis is also setting the bar internationally, with
a 94% from Gamestar in Germany – in its 10-year history no other game has earned
a rating over 94%.

“Crysis is the culmination of the dedication and
tenacity of everyone here at Crytek who shared the goal of creating a true
next-generation FPS,” said Cevat Yerli, CEO and President of Crytek. “Our vision
from the beginning was to deliver an immersive, open-ended single-player
campaign, to innovate in multiplayer and to give our community a powerful,
easy-to-use editor and we’re extremely proud of the end result.”

“Crysis is nothing short of amazing. It is an
innovative, technical achievement that has blown us all away,” said David
DeMartini, Vice President and Global General Manager, EA Partners. “EA Partners
has a long history of working with the most talented independent studios in the
world and helping them deliver their creative vision to a mass, global audience
and our experience with Crytek is adding to that legacy.”

The complete Crysis package is composed of three
primary components:

  • An Epic Single Player Campaign – Players are
    thrust into the middle of a global conflict between the US and North Korea
    over a mysterious artifact that turns out to be extraterrestrial in nature.
    Fortunately, players are outfitted with a high tech Nanosuit that allows them
    to alter their strength, speed, armor and cloaking abilities and an arsenal of
    fully customizable weapons, helping to even the playing ground against a
    highly mysterious and intelligent enemy threat.
  • Multiplayer Reinvented – Crytek has also
    focused much of their development efforts in creating two unique multiplayer
    experiences. PowerStruggle is a new, team-based multiplayer mode where players
    need to work together strategically to capture resource points throughout the
    map to win the ultimate arms race for nuclear technology. And for those who
    are looking for a more action-packed experience Crysis also features Instant
    Action, traditional deathmatch made even more frenetic as every player is
    outfitted with the revolutionary Nanosuit.
  • CryENGINE 2 Sandbox Editor – Also included
    with Crysis is the complete version of Crytek’s Sandbox Editor. Extremely
    powerful with a simple user interface, the editor will give the community full
    access to one of the most powerful design tools in the industry.

Crysis has been rated ‘M’ for Mature by the ESRB
(Blood and Gore, Language, Violence) and 16+ by PEGI in Europe. Visit
www.esrb.org and
www.pegi.info for updated
rating information. For more information about the game, log onto
http://info.ea.com or the
game’s official website at