EA to publish Crysis

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Hmm, I wonder what happened with Ubisoft. Electronic Arts has announced they are bringing Crysis, Crytek's next game, to the PC. There have been a few tech demos for the new engine that Crytek is using and it looks pretty slick. I'm a little suprised by the news that EA will be partnering with Crytek on this one and not Ubisoft.
EA and Crytek Announce Development of Crysis; Award-winning Studio to Create Original Shooter Franchise for PC
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 30, 2006--Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS), the world's leading interactive entertainment software company and award-winning developer Crytek, today announced they will bring Crysis, an exciting new first person shooter, to gamers worldwide. Developed by Crytek, the makers of the award-winning Far Cry(TM), Crysis will be an original first person shooter game for PC based on new intellectual property.

"Our focus has always been on innovating gameplay and technology, and bringing new experiences to gamers through our original intellectual properties," says Cevat Yerli, CEO & President of Crytek. "Crysis will be a showcase for that commitment and will offer gamers from all over the world the next step in FPS gaming."

Shooter fans will face a new kind of gameplay challenge requiring adaptive tactics and customization of weapons and armor in dynamic, hostile environments as mankind struggles to survive in the face of a horrific alien invasion.

Crysis will bring together the creative and technical talent of Crytek with the publishing expertise and unrivalled reach of Electronic Arts. Crysis is to be published by EA following the worldwide relationship announcement between the two companies and is being developed using the leading-edge technology of Crytek's proprietary engine CryENGINE(TM) 2.

"We are delighted to reach the next level in our relationship with Crytek," says Tom Frisina, Vice-President and General Manager for EA Partners. "Nurturing creative talent and bringing original intellectual property to the world of interactive entertainment is a key focus for EA and EA Partners. Crysis will bring an entirely new FPS experience to gamers everywhere."

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