FRANKFURT, GERMANY / SEOUL, KOREA, August 20, 2007 -- XLGames, the game company founded by Jake Song, former Executive VP of Development at NCSoft, and creator of Lineage, the most successful MMORPG game released to date, today announces that they have entered into an agreement with German developer Crytek to license the award winning CryENGINE 2®
for use in their newest MMORPG.
"We are very excited to be working with the Crytek team again" says Vice President and Technical Director Patrick Doane. "We previously had a lot of success using their ground breaking CryENGINE 1®
technology while at NCSoft for AION, and after seeing what it could do in the early previews of Crysis, we just knew we wanted to continue to work with their great new tools and engine". Adds CEO Jake Song, "The CryENGINE 2®
is in a class by itself, and is the perfect technology on which to build our future gaming world and business. Not only are the graphics unquestionably the best available, but the unprecedented ability it offers to physically interact with the environment will allow us to create entirely new modes of game play which up to now we could only dream of implementing".
"Crytek is extremely pleased to have XLGames join the select number of companies who have chosen our technology as the basis for their next major project." said Faruk Yerli, managing director of Crytek, "Jake Song is a true pioneer and legend in the world of massively multiplayer games, having almost single handedly created the original market for them in Asia. To now have his own company select the CryENGINE 2®
as their middleware, and Crytek as their primary technology provider, demonstrates a high level of confidence in our tools and technology, as well as in our team's ability to support their ongoing efforts to build a ground breaking new next generation game, not only now, but also for many years to come."
About XLGames Inc.
XLGames Inc. ("XLGames") was founded in Seoul, Korea in 2003 by NCSoft's former Executive VP and Head of Worldwide Development Jake Song, who was also the creator of Lineage, which is still today one of the most popular and successful MMORPGs of all time. XLGames has opened an additional subsidiary office in Austin, Texas, to help insure their future products have strong appeal to the diverse cultural preferences of both Asian and American gamers. Their global game design team collaborates on all aspects of art, engineering and design. For more information about XLGames, please visit www.xlgames.com
About Crytek GmbH
Crytek GmbH ("Crytek") creators of the multiple award winning next- generation first person shooter Far Cry®
, and the soon to be released blockbuster hit Crysis®
, awarded as best PC Game of both E3 2007 and the 2007 Leipzig Games Convention, is an interactive entertainment development company with its headquarters located in Frankfurt Main, Germany and additional studios in Kiev, Ukraine and Budapest, Hungary. 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®
. For more information about Crytek, please visit http://www.crytek.com
. Development teams who are interested in obtaining a commercial license for the CryENGINE 2® middleware should mail their inquiries to cryenginecrytek.com
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