Following the mid-2004 announcement
of a development deal between giant publisher Electronic Arts and noted German Far Cry
independent developer Crytek, the two parties have announced Crytek's first title for EA, an original IP PC first-person shooter named Crysis
The gameplay and setting for the title apparently includes "adaptive tactics and customization of weapons and armour in dynamic, hostile environments as mankind struggles to survive in the face of a horrific alien invasion", and no specific release date has yet been announced.
According to the companies, Crysis is to be published by EA following the previous, worldwide relationship announcement between the two companies and is being developed using the leading-edge technology of Crytek's proprietary engine CryENGINE 2.
"Our focus has always been on innovating gameplay and technology, and bringing new experiences to gamers through our original intellectual properties," says Cevat Yerli, CEO & President of Crytek. "Crysis
will be a showcase for that commitment and will offer gamers from all over the world the next step in FPS gaming."
"We are delighted to reach the next level in our relationship with Crytek," says Tom Frisina, Vice-President and General Manager for EA Partners. "Nurturing creative talent and bringing original intellectual property to the world of interactive entertainment is a key focus for EA and EA Partners. Crysis
will bring an entirely new FPS experience to gamers everywhere."