Frankfurt (Germany) / Beijing (China), May 22, 2012 – 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.”
Director of Global Business Development for CryENGINE®at Crytek, Carl Jones, added: “It has been exciting to see a developer of ChangYou’s pedigree harnessing the potential of CryENGINE® 3 and producing a final product that is already generating a buzz among China’s vibrant gaming community. As the original licensee of CryENGINE® in China, ChangYou boast a deep working knowledge of the technology, and the early reaction to God Slayer offers further evidence that CryENGINE® 3 excels at helping developers to create experiences that stand out from the crowd.”
God Slayer blends eastern and western mythology to create a vast and varied world for players to explore. Upon its release, the game will take its place amid a list of award-winning titles from ChangYou that includes brawler Tian Long Ba Bu and popular online shooter, DDTank.
Changyou.com (NASDAQ: CYOU) is a leading developer and operator of online games in China. We began operations as a business unit within Sohu.com Inc. (NASDAQ: SOHU) in 2003, before our carve-out as a separate, stand-alone company in December 2007 and subsequent listing on the NASDAQ Global Select Market in April 2009. We now operate one of the most popular MMOGs in China, one of the top-ranking Web-based games in China and have enjoyed strong growth in user data and revenues for our games. Changyou also owns and operates the 17173.com Website, a leading game information portal in China.
We have a leading in-house technology platform that includes our advanced 2.5D and 3D graphics engine, a uniform game development platform, effective anti-cheating and anti-hacking technologies, proprietary cross-networking technology and advanced data protection technology. Our product development team and game operations team work closely together to translate game player feedback into game updates and expansion packs on a timely basis. In addition, our close relationship with Sohu provides us with unique competitive advantages including strategic guidance, pre-launch game reviews, marketing and operational support and access to over 290 million registered users on Sohu's portal.
About Crytek GmbH
Crytek GmbH (“Crytek”) is an independent company at the forefront of the interactive entertainment industry, and is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of gaming by creating standout experiences for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, PC, mobile devices and games-as-service using their cutting-edge 3D-Game-Technology, CryENGINE®.
The company’s headquarters are in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). Crytek also has studios in Kiev (Ukraine), Budapest (Hungary), Sofia (Bulgaria), Seoul (South Korea), Nottingham (UK) and Shanghai (China).
Since its foundation in 1999, Crytek has consistently been recognized for excellence in its field, earning accolades such as the 2011 Develop Award for Best Independent Studio and a 2010 Red Dot Design Award. Its multi-award winning games include 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).For more information, please visit www.crytek.com.