Crytek’s UK studio, based in Nottingham, England, has picked up the top prize in an awards ceremony that honors outstanding businesses in the area.
Crytek UK was one of three companies in the running for the Business Innovation Award at the 2012 Nottingham Post Business Awards, and was ultimately named winner by a panel of judges tasked with singling out the company that had most successfully converted novel ideas into success in the marketplace.
About the Nottingham Post Business Awards
The Nottingham Post Business Awards have been running for 26 years and commend outstanding success and achievement by companies or individuals in the region. Successful entrants in the Business Innovation Award will be companies in which a new idea, or novel use of an existing one, is making a significant contribution to their business.
Crytek’s slick upcoming shooter, Crysis 3, is in line for the prestigious title of Best Action Game in the E3 Game Critic Awards after being added to a shortlist of five titles that wowed the gaming press at E3 2012. The nomination is one of 27 that the groundbreaking game has received based on its E3 showing, with five awards already having being clinched. Those wins include: Game Informer Best of Show; Electric Playground Best of E3; PC Gamer Most Valuable Game; Now Gamer Best Graphics and Tweaktown Best Game of E3.
The Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles is the biggest event in the games industry’s calendar and the platform via which some of the most significant announcements of the year are traditionally made. Naturally, Crytek have been in attendance at E3 this week to share our own exciting news, offer glimpses of upcoming games and let press go hands-on with Crytek titles slated for release in the near future.
The expo gave gamers the chance to see more of Crysis 3 – the latest installment in the ground-breaking FPS series, scheduled for release in February 2013. Check out the brand new trailer for the game below, see screenshots at the official website and relive EA’s official press conference to watch Crytek CEO, Cevat Yerli, take the floor and introduce a demo of the game in action (57 minutes and 41 seconds in).
Also taking centre-stage this week was our free-to-play online shooter, Warface, an exciting upcoming multiplayer title that you can get a taste of right now via the new E3 trailer below.
Finally, keep an eye on our official Facebook and Twitter pages for more reaction from E3 2012, and don’t forget you can also hear directly from key Crytek insiders on Twitter by following @RealtimeCevat and @Nickbuttonbrown – the accounts of Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli and General Manager – Games, Nick Button-Brown. Enjoy catching up with all the news from the show!
Get ready for the ultimate Crysis® 2 experience with the Crysis® 2: Maximum Edition, available digitally for the PC via Origin.com and third party digital retailers starting May 29, 2012. The Crysis 2: Maximum Edition features all the content found in the Crysis ®2: Limited Edition plus two previously released DLC packs, Retaliation and Decimation, all for $39.99. The Crysis 2: Maximum Edition provides gamers with 9 additional multiplayer maps, 2 new weapons, bonus XP, weapon skins and attachments, and unique dog tags that were not included in the standard retail package for Crysis 2.
The Crysis 2: Maximum Edition features all of the following content:
- 2 new weapons
- FY71 Assault Rifle
- M18 Smoke Grenade
- Bonus MP XP
- SCAR digital weapon skin
- Decoy Hologram attachment
- Unique platinum dog tag
- 9 multiplayer maps including:
- Park Avenue
- 5th Avenue
Crytek’s free-to-play online shooter, Warface, stole the show at the Russian Game Developers Conference this week after being recognized with two top prizes in the prestigious KRI Awards. The game – developed at Crytek’s Kiev studio – not only received the honor of being named “Best Game 2012” by the judging panel, but was also winner in the competitive “Best Graphics 2012” category.
The KRI Awards take place as part of the Russian Game Developers Conference each year, and are the only Russian awards handed out by industry professionals to recognize developers in Russia and other CIS countries.
Crytek’s PC game Warface is a military shooter in a near-future setting. It offers a cinematic experience with next gen visuals, AI and physics based on Crytek’s proprietary CryENGINE® 3 game development solution.