Nexon and Crytek Sign Publishing Deal for Warface®

Seoul (South-Korea) / Frankfurt (Germany), February 2 9 , 2012 – Nexon Korea Corporation (“Nexon”) announced today that Nexon and Crytek GmbH (“Crytek”) signed a publishing deal for Crytek’s next- generation online first-person shooter (FPS) game, “Warface.” With this agreement, Nexon obtained the publishing license of “Warface” for South-Korea and Taiwan and will operate and market the game. “Warface” is Crytek’s first online FPS and is based on Crytek’s critically acclaimed CryENGINE® 3 game development solution. The game offers next generation visuals, AI and physics in a near-future military setting.

Min Seo, CEO of Nexon Korea Corporation said, “We are very pleased to publish the first online game of Crytek, leaders in high-quality FPS games. With our experience and knowledge in running online FPS games, we will do our best to present top-notch environments for users to enjoy high-quality gameplay sessions.”

“We’re excited to bring ‘Warface’ to Korea and Taiwan together with Nexon, the best partner we could have wished for. Nexon’s experience in running games-as-service combined with our high production values and hardcore gaming DNA, we believe we can revolutionize the genre that has been invented in Korea. ,” said Cevat Yerli, Founder, CEO & President of Crytek.

About Nexon Korea Corporation.

Nexon Korea Corporation is the Korean operation arm of NEXON Co. Ltd. (TSE: 3659.TO), a worldwide leader in free-to-play online games headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Founded in 1994, Nexon Korea Corporation developed one of the world's first graphics-based massively multiplayer online games and also pioneered the concept of microtransactions in the free-to-play business model, being one of the first companies to understand and capitalize on the opportunity to provide deeply immersive online games for a global audience. Its world-class creative development studios have produced some of the most successful online game titles in video game history, including the popular franchise MapleStory, KartRider, Dungeon & Fighter, Counter Strike Online, Mabinogi and Sudden Attack, and is continually experimenting with new genres and format, enabling Nexon to regularly introduce groundbreaking new games.  

About Crytek GmbH

Crytek GmbH ("Crytek") is one of the world’s leading independent development studios for interactive entertainment. It is based in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) and has additional studios in Kiev (Ukraine), Budapest (Hungary), Sofia (Bulgaria), Seoul (South Korea) and Nottingham (UK).Crytek is dedicated to creating exceptionally high-quality video games for next-generation consoles and PC, powered by their proprietary cutting-edge 3D-Game-Technology, CryENGINE®.

Since its foundation in 1999, Crytek has created the multi-award winning PC titles Far Cry®, Crysis® (awarded Best PC Game of E3 2007 and Best Technology at the 2008 Game Developers Choice Awards), Crysis Warhead® (awarded Best Graphics Technology at IGN Best of 2008 Awards) and Crysis® 2 (awarded Best Shooter of E3 2010 and Gamescom 2010).


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