Crytek GmbH ("Crytek") and Xaviant LLC today announced their first licensee agreement.

The US developer will use CryENGINE"®3 for its next game, Lichdom. The single-player action story with RPG elements will be released for Xbox 360™, PlayStation"®3 and PC. "Our strategy at Xaviant is to build games that can only come from the minds of gamers, which means we have to focus on our core discipline: game design. When we partnered with Crytek, we had high expectations for their product. However we had not anticipated the extent to which they exceeded those expectations.

The rapid iteration and the number of tools we get 'out of the box' are remarkable. In just six short weeks we were able to create a 'proof of concept' demo with an incredibly high level of detail. And with the immense help of Crytek's expert support, we even met the truly tough GDC deadline. In my opinion, anyone serious about making a game should check out CryEngine." states Michael McMain, CEO of Xaviant LLC. Carl Jones, Director of Global Business Development CryENGINE, remarks: "We are really thrilled about our new partnership with Xaviant and we're delighted that they have developed content so quickly with the engine. We designed CryENGINE"®3 Sandbox™ to allow the fastest possible prototyping and iteration of game content and we're looking forward to seeing more from this promising project."

CryENGINE"®3 delivers basically everything developers need to create AAA games. It is the only solution that provides multi-award winning graphics, physics and AI out of the box. It also introduces CryENGINE"®3 Live Create, the fastest truly cross-platform development solution available. CryENGINE"®3 Live Create lets developers simultaneously create and edit game content, in real-time, on Xbox 360™, PlayStation"®3 and PC from a single developer's PC. About Xaviant Xaviant is an emerging, independent game studio dedicated to creating experiences filled with adventure, discovery and intrigue. Xaviant utilizes both third-party provider tools and proprietary software for game development. The core philosophy of Xaviant is to keep the player immersed in the game. "Immersion is the key," says CEO Michael McMain. "You have to keep the player in the game." This philosophy is embodied by their motto: "You will feel everything."