Warface Attracts Five Million Registered Users in Russia

           Warface Attracts Five Million Registered Users in Russia

  PR Newswire

  FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany and MOSCOW, November 23, 2012

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany and MOSCOW, November 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

 Crytek's free-to-play shooter continues to expand its audience and wins top
                                    award

More than five million players across Russia have now signed up for Crytek
GmbH's groundbreaking free-to-play FPS, Warface. Published in Russia by the
Mail.Ru Group, Warface has amassed an army of avid fans and enjoyed a
record-breaking rise to prominence since its release - attracting over one
million players in its first month on the market. The game was also in the
limelight this week after players voted it best online game in Russia as part
of the long-established Runet Awards. The awards, which have been running
since 2004, are designed to honor the best of the Russian-language internet.

"Reaching the five million registered users mark speaks volumes about the
quality and appeal of Warface," said Vladimir Nikolsky, the Vice President of
the Mail.Ru Group Game Division. "With a combination of first-class visuals
and gameplay that is second to none, Warface stands out from the crowd and
promises to attract even more attention from players in the future."

The Runet Award is given to websites and organizations for contributions to
the Russian-language internet.

The Runet Prize is a professional award that was established in 2004 by the
Russian Federal Agency on Press and Mass Communications to promote outstanding
achievements by companies in the field of IT and digital communications, and
to provide recognition for state

and public organizations, business structures and individuals that have
contributed to the development of the Russian segment of the Internet. More
than 140 Russian and foreign organizations have been presented with awards for
their achievements in various categories over the prize's seven-year history.

Warface invites players onto the frontline for thrilling cooperative and
competitive gameplay, advancing the face of free-to-play gaming in the process
by delivering the highest possible production values. Players in North America
and Western Europe will be able to join the action in the near future when
Warface is released through Crytek's gaming-centric social hub, GFACE, in
partnership with leading online publisher, Trion Worlds.

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), Crysis® 2 (awarded Best Shooter of E3 2010 and Gamescom 2010) and
Warface (awarded Best Social/Casual/Online Game of Gamescom 2012). For more
information, please visit http://www.crytek.com .

Contact: Jens Schaefer     Senior PR Manager   jens@crytek.com     
Phone: +496921977661071   Jennifer Willis Junior PR Manager
jenniferw@crytek.com  Phone: +496921977661481
 
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