The Monthly Crytek Wrap Up

May 24, 2016 by Crytek

The Monthly Crytek Wrap Up

The Climb launch, a new Warface map, a CRYENGINE update, and half a dozen events around the world. There is always a lot going on at Crytek, and today we’re highlighting some of the standout moments of the last two months. Get the lowdown on what we’ve been up to below.

The Climb: Crytek’s debut VR game ships!

On April 28th we launched The Climb on Oculus Rift. And the crowd went wild. The Climb is an intense virtual reality free solo rock climbing game that lets players experience the thrill of scaling mountains in breathtaking settings around the world. Those who have tried The Climb so far have been praising the hyper realistic beauty of each level, the adrenaline rush of the gameplay, and the exhilarating feeling of presence. It’s been an amazing journey for the team working on a brand new genre of game in this incredible new medium, and we’ve loved hearing the reaction of the community as they battle it out on the leaderboards.

The Climb also took home Best Innovation at the prestigious German Computer Game Awards (Deutscher Computerspielpreis) in April, which was great testament to the work of the team. Check out the launch trailer for The Climb below:

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Enter Warface’s new Coliseum

Warface – Crytek’s free-to-play first person shooter – is constantly evolving, with new maps, weapons, or events every month. April rang in the release of Coliseum, a new bag-and-tag map, alongside new guns, new gear, and a new matchmaking system.

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But it's not all about hunting down Blackwood, teaming up with your friends, and getting the win. It's also about smashing enemies over the head with a plastic shovel.

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Confused? Don’t be. Any player who logged in to Warface during the week of April Fool’s received a pink plastic shovel and a water pistol in their inventory. Warface: the game that lives to give.

Start your CRYENGINE

After announcing a new Pay What You Want business model for CRYENGINE at GDC, CRYENGINE has been representing at myriad industry events. Find out where we were in April here and where you can find us in May here.

Even more exciting for CRYENGINE users was the release of 5.1 which included GitHub source code access, Sandbox improvements, and more. Find out more and read the full release notes here.

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Crytek live on Twitch

Warface was a regular on the Crytek Twitch channel, as usual, and thanks to a recent addition to the Warface Community Team – Kane Forrester, Content Specialist – you can expect more videos, and more streams to come. For now you can find him at the Clan Challenge Cups that take place the last two Wednesdays of the month and on Tuesdays playing for Crytek in the weekly Crytek versus Community streams, as well as interviewing The Climb Community Manager Bastian Thun or discussing the upcoming Warface Anubis release with Loic Raimond. Follow the Warface Facebook page to keep up with the latest.

 We also debuted a weekly series called Casual Fridays – a stream all about games, game development, and the games industry. Hosted by Richard Miller, Crytek veteran and Junior Producer, the series features a different Crytek employee from across the game dev disciplines each week who will answer questions and give insight into their craft. We issue a call for questions on our usual social channels, so get involved and remember to tune in every Friday.