Inclduing beta phaseGameSpy will be lending their expertise to the online aspect and community features for Crytek's first person shooter Crysis. The licensing deal will include Gamespy controlling the beta phase of Crysis, which will be available via File Planet.
"By incorporating our leading online gaming and community technology into Crysis, GameSpy has formed a valuable partnership with Crytek, a true innovator in next-generation gaming," said Jamie Berger, SVP Consumer Products & Technology for IGN Entertainment. "As GameSpy continues to expand its suite of in-game, Web, and desktop gaming technologies, we will continue to align ourselves with world-class developers and highly-anticipated titles such as Crysis."
Crysis will contain GameSpy technologies, including:
* GameSpy's "Comrade" in-game middleware and desktop technology that enables seamless in-game to out-of-game community features, such as instant messaging, friend rosters, advanced matchmaking capabilities.
* GameSpy's "Sake" will allow Crytek to store data securely online, enabling gamers to build extensive player profiles and maintain game stats.
* GameSpy's "Atlas" allowing Crytek to easily create an advanced statistical system for competitions within the game and on the Crysis website.
"GameSpy has successfully addressed our needs and wants in providing Crysis the latest in online multiplayer technology and helping to meet gamers' expectations for one of the most anticipated games of the year," said Avni Yerli, Managing Director of Crytek. "By utilising the beta test programme and latest GameSpy technologies, we have been able to provide a complete solution in developing a multiplayer experience that meets our high standard of excellence."
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