September 11, 2008 – Crytek and Valve today announced an agreement to bring Crysis Warhead
"® and Crysis
"® to Steam, a leading platform for the delivery and management of PC games and digital content with over 15 million accounts around the world.
"The millions of gamers logging into Steam every week to play today's best PC games are going to love Crysis Warhead
," said Avni Yerli, Managing Director at Crytek. "Crytek Hungary has done a terrific job creating this new experience while optimizing CryEngine"® 2, and we're looking forward to delivering it and the original Crysis
as our first offerings on Steam."
"Crytek is one of the industry's great success stories, emerging new technology and talent," said Gabe Newell, president and co-founder of Valve. "Crysis
is one of today's leading PC franchises and delivering the original and Crysis Warhead
via Steam is landmark for the platform."
The follow up to Crysis
, one of the highest rated PC games of last year, Crysis Warhead
will take players through the parallel story of Sergeant Michael 'Psycho' Sykes as he embarks on an intense, explosive adventure on the other side of the island. With waves of more challenging human and alien enemies to navigate through, players will once again be outfitted with the revolutionary Nanosuit and an arsenal of new weapons and vehicles to help Psycho complete his critical mission. Crysis Warhead
will also come with Crysis Wars
"®, a tailor-made experience for multiplayer gamers, featuring three diverse match types and 21 maps.
will be available for pre-purchase via Steam this weekend, and expected to be released in mid September. Both games are published by EA Partners. For more details, please visit www.steamgames.com
The leading online platform for PC games and digital entertainment, Steam delivers new releases and online services to over 15 million PC users around the world. For more information, please visit www.steamgames.com
Crytek GmbH ("Crytek") creators of the multi-award winning first person shooter Far Cry"®, and the recent blockbuster hit Crysis"®, awarded best PC Game of both E3 2007 and the 2007 Leipzig Games Convention, and awarded Best Technology at the 2008 Game Developers Choice Awards, is an interactive entertainment development company with its headquarters located in Frankfurt Main, Germany and additional studios in Kiev (Ukraine), Budapest (Hungary) and Sofia (Bulgaria). 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.
Development teams who are interested in obtaining a commercial license for the CryENGINE"® 2 middleware should visit www.cryengine2.com
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, EA SPORTS Freestyle TM
. In fiscal 2008, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.67 billion and had 27 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com
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