CryENGINE3 To Power Downloadable FPS Nexuiz
Today sees the announcement that Illfonic has licensed cryENGINE3 from Crytek for its upcoming downloadable First-Person Shooter (FPS) Nexuiz.
Kedhrin Gonzalez, Creative Director of IllFonic had this to say about how the partnership came about:
“When we were strolling around GDC 2010’s floor we stopped by the Crytek booth. I watched someone show off a few features of CryENGINE 3. Right then and there, I knew I had to have it. It’s powerful, fast and easy to use. Crytek has been awesome to work with providing excellent support in a relationship that has really benefited us.”
Carl Jones, Director of CryENGINE Global Business Development, has also very keen on the unison of these two companies stating that, “We’re delighted to have Illfonic join our community of licensees. It’s exciting to see a passionate group like Kedhrin and Charles’ team working with CryENGINE 3 on such a cool title.”
Nexuiz is set to give players fast paced and hectic arena based FPS action with competitive gameplay developed specifically for consoles. The game will also feature an innovative mutator system based (for customising game rules), an array of multiplayer modes including Team Deathmatch and Capture the Flag as well as full competitive leaderboards designed for social networking. Further games modes, models, and maps will be available as downloadable content post launch.
Nexuiz will be available through the Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation Network later this year.