The CCTV Spring Festival Gala Evening 2012, China’s biggest TV production, was successfully delivered in the evening of January 22nd, and according to the statistics, 770 million people watched the live telecasting. CrystalCG Film TV & Media, the digital content provider of CCTV Spring Festival Gala Evening 2012, used the CryENGINE technology to create digital staging & digital rehearsal for the show. For the first time, the evening directors were able to test all their design, layout, lighting, arrangement and staging in a virtual simulation to chose the best one for the show.
"We used CryENGINE to accurately simulate the change of the various stage designs, program switching, mechanical animation and synchronized sound and lighting, we also designed a unified direct cut and broadcast system. The virtual stage system enabled us to imitate the camera position and coordinate the scene. The art director had a direct view of the entire stage backdrop, could easily adjust plans and he could also define the virtual camera with joystick, control devices, rehearsal clips and transitions. The director team used the system as the primary tool for reviews and reports. This is the first time we have combined the concept of digital rehearsal with a real-time engine, and we believe such method will play a more important role in future mega events." said Liu Jian, the president of CrystalCG_Film TV & Media.
Crytek GmbH (Crytek) and Warhorse Studios are happy to announce that they have closed a licensing deal for Crytek’s proprietary all-in-one game development solution CryENGINE®3. Warhorse Studios is working on an unannounced role-playing game (RPG). The debut title for the studio will combine open-world experience with a rich story and innovative gameplay elements.
Martin Klima, Executive Producer at Warhorse Studios commented: “We looked at every major technology out there and CryENGINE 3 suits our needs perfectly. We are confident it will allow us to make the vision for our game come true.”
In line with the first annual awards show yesterday evening at the Cantor Film Center in New York City, the New York Videogame Critics Circle awarded Crysis 2 with the Manhattan Award for Most New York-centric Game.
Crytek’s highly anticipated action shooter won the award over games such as blockbusters Batman: Arkham City, Resistance 3 and Sideway NY.
GFACE GmbH (GFACE) – an affiliate of Crytek, one of the world’s leading independent development studios for interactive entertainment - announced today the freemium only social media publishing service GFACE.com. The service is now open for registrations for its closed beta phase. Next to its social media features GFACE is designed to enable its users to play games together live and to discover and live-share entertainment content with friends. Currently the service is being tested with a limited amount of participants for enhancing, simplifying, and polishing the user experience. More users will be invited soon. GFACE will be releasing and enhancing the service over time by utilizing its user’s feedback and adding new features and tools in the process, which will bring it closer to the goal of delivering an innovative and user friendly social entertainment experience.
Crytek GmbH (Crytek) is very excited to announce the licensing deal for its proprietary real-time development solution, CryENGINE® 3, with Tencent.
The world-class online game developer and operator, that is also widely recognized as the largest online game community in China, will use Crytek’s game engine within the ‘Interactive Entertainment Service’ division for their next PC online game in order to achieve cutting-edge graphic quality together with a stunning outdoor environment in a comparably short timeframe.