Crytek Announces A New Original IP To Be Developed In Its New Crytek Studio In Kiev Built on CryENGINE 2.

FRANKFURT / KIEV, May 11 -- Crytek GmbH, the leading independent German game developer behind the critically acclaimed game Far Cry and the highly anticipated game Crysis, today announced the elevation of their satellite offices in Kiev to full development studio status as the next strategic step in the growth of the company, and the launch of a new project based on new original IP.

"Our Kiev studio has been recruiting and growing for the past year and a half. The highly talented team there has undergone an intensive training period, and in that time they have made an invaluable contribution to our production in Frankfurt" said Faruk Yerli, Managing Director of Crytek. "Now that our CryENGINE 2 middleware has reached the point of maturity where it can be used to support both different types and styles of games, and run on multiple platforms, we thought it was the optimum time to begin work on a new project based on our own new and original intellectual property, and elevate the Kiev operation to full studio status."

About Crytek GmbH

Crytek GmbH ("Crytek") Voted "Best Independent European Studio 2004" and "Best Independent New Studio 2004 Worldwide", creator of the multiple award winning true next-generation first person shooter Far Cry, and the upcoming blockbuster hit Crysis, is an interactive entertainment development company with its headquarters located in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. Crytek is dedicated to creating exceptionally high quality video games for the PC and next-generation consoles, powered by their proprietary cutting edge 3D-Game-Technology CryENGINE 2(R). For more information about Crytek, please visit http://www.crytek.com . For commercial engine licensing enquiries, please email cryengine@crytek.com.


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