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Hunt: Showdown Official HQ E3 Gameplay

Published on Jun 20, 2017 – In this tense match-based first-person PvP monster hunter from the makers of Crysis, you will face off against unearthly horrors in the forgotten corners of the world. You will hunt, and you will die. But without risk, there can be no reward, and when the water runs with blood, you’d better hope it’s not your own…

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Crytek Unveiling Hunt: Showdown Gameplay at E3

FRANKFURT, Germany May 31, 2017 – This year’s E3 marks an exciting new debut from Crytek: for the very first time, the creator of Crysis will be showing gameplay from Hunt: Showdown to select partners and media. The CRYENGINE business development team will also be in attendance, meeting with partners about the engine’s roadmap and showcasing new features for the next update.

Based on the previously announced title Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age, Crytek’s Hunt: Showdown has taken the original concept in a different direction under a new development team. A teaser for the upcoming PvP monster hunter went live on the game’s website recently, and more details about the game will be revealed during E3.

For more information about Hunt: Showdown, visit www.huntshowdown.com. For more information about CRYENGINE, visit www.cryengine.com.

My.com to Publish Warface in New North American and Europe

Amsterdam, The Netherlands – January 17, 2017Global publisher My.com and developer Crytek are pleased to announce that the first-person shooter Warface will be published by My.com in North America and Europe beginning in February 2017. My.com, a global game publisher with a portfolio of high profile online games such as Revelation Online, Armored Warfare, and Skyforge, will take over publishing and operations while Crytek will focus on the development and support of the game, continuing updates of Warface worldwide.

This new partnership will allow Crytek to focus on the development aspect while bringing more content and updates to Warface, which will in turn bring more opportunities for fans and players of the game alike. Events and cross regional cyber sport activities have already been planned for Europe and North America. Crytek and My.com have developed a plan for a smooth transition of operation of players’ accounts. Characters will be saved, as well as all items, rewards, achievements, and currency balance. Detailed instructions will be available soon and communicated to all Warface players through official communication channels, including the game’s forum.

“Crytek and My.com are excited about the transition and look forward to the considerable growth of the game in North America and Europe,” said Faruk Yerli, Founder and Managing Director at Crytek. “My.com team knows the Warface game exceedingly well, thanks to the operation expertise of its parent company Mail.Ru, which is a close partner of Crytek and has been successfully operating Warface in CIS countries for 4 years and made the game one of the leading online shooter game in CIS with a total player base exceeding 40 million registered players.”

Warface is a fast-paced shooter crammed with cooperative and competitive action, stacks of game modes and a wealth of weapons for players to get their hands on. Gamers can choose to play as Riflemen, Medics, Snipers or Engineers as they work together and attempt to uproot the Blackwood military faction in Co-op play, or choose their side and lock horns with fellow players in versus battles. Download the game from www.warface.com or via Steam today – completely for free.

The Climb Will Get Oculus Touch Support

FRANKFURT, Germany – December 1, 2016Prepare to conquer the wild like never before as Oculus Touch support comes to Crytek’s VR free solo rock climbing game, The Climb, on December 6.

Crytek revealed today that its incoming update for The Climb will integrate support for the new Touch controllers when they launch next week – giving players the freedom to scale VR cliffs with instinctive hand movements that mirror real-world climbing. With the addition of new leaderboards for each setting, the race will be on to master the game’s environments with Oculus’ intuitive new controllers.

The extensive game update will be free to everyone who owns The Climb, and also includes an expansive new setting inspired by the landscapes of Iceland. The wintry “North” location features snow-capped peaks, distant volcanoes, and a host of fresh challenges for players to get to grips with as they scale new heights, immerse themselves in the environment, or compete to set the best times in the world. In addition, the update introduces new player-customization options and a range of accessories designed specifically for the North setting.

The Climb’s free update will be available for players on December 6 via Oculus Home.

Robinson: The Journey PlayStation VR Release Date

FRANKFURT, Germany – October 12, 2016 The wait for Crytek’s upcoming PlayStation® VR sci-fi adventure, Robinson: The Journey, is almost over. Crytek has announced that the game will officially launch on November 8 in the US and Canada, and November 9 in Europe.

Robinson: The Journey invites players to experience the breathtaking VR world of Tyson III – a mysterious extrasolar planet teeming with dinosaurs. Assuming the role of Robin, a young boy whose ship has crashed on the planet’s surface, gamers will journey through their surroundings with robot companion HIGS and baby T-Rex Laika, working together to solve puzzles, unearth secrets, and survive in hostile territory.

To find out more about Robinson: The Journey and see the latest videos and screenshots for the game, visit www.robinsonthegame.com.

Crytek Releases New Warface Special Op

FRANKFURT, Germany – June 2, 2016 – A futuristic threat is buried within an ancient pyramid in Anubis, the expansive new Special Operation coming today to Crytek’s free-to-play online shooter, Warface.

Anubis – named after the god of death himself – is an epic three-stage co-op mission set in Eastern Africa, where players must battle hard, smart and as a team. Gamers must work through a network of bases, culminating in an assault on a pyramid, to disrupt Blackwood’s villainous operations.

The action comes thick and fast from the moment the team is inserted into the landing zone, where enemies are at the gate of a missile facility. After infiltrating the complex and disabling the control room, defended by deadly automatic turrets, players must repel assaults from all sides as they battle through a canyon to reach a heavily fortified dry dock. Then it’s time to blow up a Blackwood submarine. Once this objective is completed, players take the fight to the heart of Anubis’ pyramid, which houses a clandestine cyborg factory. Gamers must disable the facility and then survive waves of relentless attacks as a sandstorm engulfs the battlefield before extraction.

The new Special Operation’s three diverse stages require players to combine the strengths of the game’s four different classes to take on and eliminate a wide range of enemies. Gamers must adapt their tactics for each stage, from clearing out buildings at close-quarters to holding a defensive line in the face of marauding cyborgs, if they are to complete this action-packed new mission.

Anubis is the latest co-op Special Operation to launch for Warface. New maps, missions, weapons, items, weapon skins and challenges are regularly added to the game as Warface evolves to serve its ever-growing community.

Watch the new trailer for Special Operation Anubis now at www.youtube.com/warfacegame, and sign up to play Warface for free at www.warface.com.

The Climb Dev Diary 2: Ascent

March 22, 2016 – Crytek has released “Ascent,” the second chapter in its developer diary series for The Climb, the virtual reality solo free rock climbing game coming exclusively to Oculus Rift.

This new video goes behind the scenes with key members of the team to explore the challenges of hitting 90 fps with The Climb. Learn about the new techniques and processes Crytek’s artists adapted to make the game feel true to life, and get a closer look at the uncompromising visual detail that can be found right at your fingertips when you experience it in VR.

The Climb lets players grapple with the unparalleled fear and excitement of one of the most dangerous extreme sports. Conquer some of the world’s most daunting peaks and discover the jaw-dropping beauty of real-world locations like Vietnam’s Halong Bay and the newly revealed reaches of the Alps, captured with sweeping 3D graphics.

The Climb is in development for Oculus Rift and is expected to be available around the system’s launch. To see more of the game in action, check out www.theclimbgame.com.

Download Crytek’s Back to Dinosaur Island 2 VR Demo for Free

FRANKFURT, Germany –  March 11, 2016 – Crytek released its Back to Dinosaur Island 2 virtual reality demo as a free download today, giving players everywhere the chance to experience the combined power of CRYENGINE and VR hardware.

Back to Dinosaur Island 2 received a glowing reception when it was first shown to attendees at E3 2015 and has previously only been playable at select industry events. Now, however, gamers everywhere can sample the VR experience firsthand by downloading it for free from Steam.

The demo invites players to scale a deadly cliff face as huge flying dinosaurs react to their presence, and debris rains down from above. Mysterious landmarks on the horizon and stunning vistas on every side combine to immerse gamers in an entirely new reality.

Crytek’s Executive Producer, Elijah Freeman, said, “The feedback we received from people who played Back to Dinosaur Island 2 was really encouraging, and the lessons we learned from creating it have been significant for our current VR projects. The demo goes beyond being merely a visual showcase and includes interactive elements that harness the unique power of the medium. By making this experience available for free, we hope as many players as possible will take the opportunity to feel truly present in a new world of dinosaurs.”

Crytek has also released a video that offers a glimpse of what to expect in the demo. The video is now playing on YouTube, and gamers can visit www.crytek.com and www.cryengine.com for the latest news on Crytek’s ongoing work in VR.

Back to Dinosaur Island 2 can be played using any VR headset with Rift SDK 0.8 and later.

Crytek Releases First Video Dev Diary for The Climb

February 5, 2016 – Crytek has released the first in a new series of video developer diaries for The Climb, the upcoming virtual reality game that lets players experience the heart-pounding adrenaline of solo free rock climbing.

Go inside Crytek to learn how a love of the real thing directly inspired the first prototypes that would eventually become The Climb. You’ll meet the team bringing this one-of-a-kind adventure to life as they discuss firsthand the process of capturing the moment-to-moment fear and excitement of clinging to a cliff hundreds of meters above the earth without a safety net. They’ll also talk about what it takes to translate that sensation into the fast-growing medium of VR.

The Climb throws players into one of the world’s most dangerous extreme sports. Scale the cliffs of stunning, real-life locations like Vietnam’s Halong Bay, recreated in hyper-realistic detail with breathtaking 3D visuals.

The Climb is being developed for Oculus Rift and will be available around the system’s launch. To see more from the game, check out www.theclimbgame.com.

Crytek Releases Winter Update for Warface

Frankfurt, Germany – December 22, 2015 – Get set for an avalanche of fresh content in Warface as a new winter update hits Crytek’s free online shooter today.

As part of the update, players can look forward to dishing out season’s beatings on a reworked version of the PVP Oil Depot map. Over the holidays, the map will be awash with festive cheer as a covering of snow, fairy lights and a towering Christmas tree turn the most popular Team Deathmatch battleground into a Warface winter wonderland. On top of that, a brand new version of the Hangar Team Deathmatch map also arrives with the update – applying a graphical overhaul that brings the action home in even more style. The original Hangar map remains playable for now, but the new “2.0” version upgrades the experience and is a visual treat for gamers.

Expanding on the reworked maps, the Warface winter update also brings enhanced weapons into play. Gamers can get their hands on a golden R16A1 rifle or chop till they drop with the golden tactical axe.

The content keeps coming. Today’s update also adds seven new bundles to the game for players to get kitted out for every situation in style, plus new decorative items for in-game insignia, fresh contract objectives, a festive-themed Safe House and more. When it comes to Christmas, Warface is the gift that keeps on giving.

Read more details of what’s new at www.warface.com.