Crytek.com: Changyou.com Limited to License CryENGINE"® 3
Changyou.com Limited to License CryENGINE"® 3
Frankfurt(D)/Beijing(China) – October 20, 2009
Frankfurt a. M. (Germany), Beijing (China), October 11th 2009 - Crytek GmbH ("Crytek") is excited to announce that Changyou.com Limited (a member of SOHU group) is their first Chinese licensee for CryENGINE 3. Changyou.com Limited has updated its product plan and it will use Crytek's latest all-in-one game development solution to bring great gaming experiences to their millions of customers.
"We're excited about working together with the Changyou, China's premier online brand, and we look forward to seeing what their teams create with our technology. We know Changyou's developers can set a phenomenal benchmark with CryENGINE 3 for interactivity and graphical quality in games from China. As with all our licensing partners, we'll be giving Changyou dedicated support to ensure that games built on CryENGINE 3 achieve the scale and quality that our engine uniquely allows." added Carl Jones, Director of Global Business Development for CryENGINE.
CryENGINE 3 is the first development platform for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, MMO, DX9/DX10 that also is truly Next-Gen-Ready - with scalable computation and graphics for all major upcoming platforms. It provides the complete game engine to create AAA quality next generation games, and includes the CryENGINE 3 Sandbox™ level editor, a production-proven, 3rd generation "What you see is what you play" (WYSIWYP) - tool designed by and for professional developers. CryENGINE 3 comes with significant new features specifically designed for console, online, MMO and Next-Gen game development.
Changyou.com (NASDAQ: CYOU) is a leading developer and operator of online games in China. We began operations in 2003 as Sohu.com's massively multi-player online games ("MMORPG") business unit, before our carve-out as a separate, stand-alone company in December 2007 and subsequent listing on the NASDAQ Global Select Market in April 2009. We now operate one of the most popular MMORPGs in China, and have enjoyed strong growth in user data and revenues for our games. Our leading in-house technology platform includes an advanced 2.5D graphics engine, a uniform game development platform, effective anti-cheating and anti-hacking technologies, proprietary cross-networking technology and advanced data protection technology
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Crytek GmbH ("Crytek") is one of the world's leading independent development studios for interactive entertainment with its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) and additional studios in Kiev (Ukraine), Budapest (Hungary), Sofia (Bulgaria), Seoul (South Korea) and Nottingham (UK).
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"®.
Since its foundation in 1999, Crytek created the multi-award winning PC titles Far Cry"®, Crysis"®, awarded best PC Game of E3 2007 and Best Technology at the 2008 Game Developers Choice Awards and Crysis Warhead"®, awarded Best Graphics Technology at IGN Best of 2008 Awards.
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