EA, Crytek team with award-winning author for Crysis 2

April 9, 2010

EA, Crytek
team with award-winning author for Crysis 2 

Carbon’ Author to Pen the Story for Crytek’s Blockbuster Action Game Coming
Holiday 2010

Redwood Shores, CA – April X, 2010 –

Arts Inc. and Crytek GmbH today announced that Richard Morgan,
award-winning author of the science-fiction bestsellers ‘Altered Carbon’ and
‘Broken Angels’, is writing the story for this holiday’s blockbuster action
game, Crysis 2. Morgan is working with Crytek to bring his

visceral writing style

to the
project, which is his first entry into the video game medium.  In Crysis 2,
New York is under the attack of a unique and frightening alien species that
combines deadly weaponry, exceptional sensory abilities and intelligent
collaboration to present players with the most challenging opponents ever seen
in a first person shooter.  Surrounded by devastation, players must assess the
situations they encounter, adapt to this urban jungle and use the weapons and
powers given solely to them to save New York. Morgan enters this distressed
world and brings it to life with gritty characters, a rich back-story and plot
twists rarely found in video games.

“Video games are one of the only things in my life I would qualify as a complete
addiction,” said Richard Morgan.  “The medium has every bit the potential for
exciting and emotionally charged storytelling as literature and film, and I’m
excited to explore this format on my first project in partnership with a world
class developer like Crytek.”

“At Crytek, we pride ourselves on working with the most elite talent in the
industry, and Richard is no exception,” said Cevat Yerli, CEO and President of
Crytek.  “He has helped us take our ideas for Crysis 2 and transform them
into a story that really engages the player in many new and exciting ways.  His
passion for his craft and for games is a perfect match for our team and we can’t
wait for gamers to experience this collaboration.”

In Crysis 2, the aliens have returned with a full invasion force bent on
nothing less than the total annihilation of mankind. In New York, terrifying
alien invaders stalk the streets and a nightmare plague strikes down the city’s
myriad inhabitants with brutal epidemic speed.  The city’s systems are in chaos,
its streets and skyline are smashed and in flaming ruin. Neither paramilitary
law enforcement nor the might of the US military machine can stand against the
invaders, and all who choose not to flee are dead men walking.  Just to survive
in this maelstrom of death will require technology beyond anything any modern
soldier has ever seen. One man will inherit that means to survive.  You alone
must wield the combat technology of Nanosuit 2, and make the last stand to save
humanity from destruction in the urban jungle that is New York City.

Built on
Crytek’s new state-of-the art multiplatform game development system,
CryENGINE 3, Crysis 2 will be available this holiday for the

PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 video game and
entertainment system, and PC