God Slayer announced during GAME+ conference
Leading Chinese developer ChangYou have announced the upcoming launch of an epic new online game created using Crytek’s next-gen ready development solution, CryENGINE® 3. “God Slayer” will become China’s first MMO action RPG created using the state-of-the-art games engine, offering an exciting new experience to players all over the world as the game becomes ChangYou’s flagship title for the global market.
“CryENGINE® has been invaluable as we’ve worked towards fulfilling our ambitious goals for God Slayer.” said Wang Yi, deputy CEO of ChangYou. “It’s a tool that offers unparalleled flexibility during the development process, and helps to ensure gamers will encounter a world filled with unexpected new playing experiences when the game launches.”
Mail.Ru Group’s top-tier MMOFPS Warface – developed by Crytek – has recorded preliminary operating results that set a new record in Russian game market history. Within the first four weeks of operation the title’s CCU is already on par with Russia’s most successful games, shooters and MMORPGs alike: 28,000 players have been simultaneously fighting for the future in the AAA-shooter from one of the best FPS creators in the world. According to Mail.Ru Group’s market analysis, it is an unprecedented result and it took from several months to a few years for competing titles to reach a similar level of performance. As of 10th May 2012, the number of registered users in Warface exceeds 1 million.
With Warface cementing its status as a rising star on the market, Mail.Ru Group has further strengthened its leading position among Russian MOFPS publishers – a position the company has held since the launch of Cross Fire.
THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) and Machinima today announced the immediate launch of Nexuiz PC for $9.99 on Steam and other digital download sites. Nexuiz is the CryENGINE® 3 powered Arena FPS from Illfonic.
“Nexuiz is the competitive shooter,” said Kedhrin Gonzalez, Creative Director at Illfonic. “We’ve done a lot of community outreach, listened to our fans and included their ideas in Nexuiz. It is faster, more intense and more fun than ever. PC gamers, especially competitive gamers, want speed, high-quality graphics and non-stop action.”
The PC version of Nexuiz will include a number of enhancements and changes over the console version including:
- Dedicated Server Support and Server Browser
- Enhanced, CryENGINE 3 powered graphics with DX11 support
- Advanced custom controls, new HUD and a 20% increase to player speed for ultimate twitch-shooter experience
More details can be found on the Nexuiz community forums at Forums.Nexuiz.com
Nexuiz for PC is now available from Steam at Store.Steampowered.com/app/96800.
Developers looking to maximize the potential of Crytek’s groundbreaking development solution, CryENGINE® 3, can now deepen their working knowledge of the engine’s vast capabilities via tutorial movies made by Crytek developers and Eat 3D. So far, six in-depth tutorials have been released – available in DVD format or as downloads – providing around 30 hours of expert advice on multiple aspects of putting CryENGINE 3 to use.
“When we saw the quality of the production from Eat 3D we were really happy to get more closely involved” said Carl Jones, Director of Global Business Development for CryENGINE, “We’re delighted to be able to offer access to these tutorials at a substantial discount for our registered licensees. More of our experienced developers will be making detailed tutorials with Eat3D in the near future.”
The awards exist to honor innovative games in a range of categories, with the label of Best German Game being reserved for a title the panel feels excels technically and artistically whilst offering excitement to as wide an audience as possible. Crysis 2 emerged victorious despite stiff competition.