XLGAMES turns to CryENGINE 3 as they build Civilization Online

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XLGAMES turns to CryENGINE 3 as they build Civilization Online
Crytek technology will help form the foundations of a major new project as CryENGINE licensees XLGAMES work with 2K, a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive Software, to develop Civilization Online; an MMO of the world famous Civilization franchise.

Civilization Online is based on the best-selling turn-based strategy game series, Civilization, created by the legendary game designer Sid Meier. The Civilization series is known for its addictive and engaging “just-one-more-turn” gameplay. Using CryENGINE 3, XLGAMES is developing the franchise title into an MMO (Massively Multi-player Online game) that expresses outdoor environments outstandingly to create a new genre of online game bolstered by the unique heritage of Civilization.

Areil Cai, Crytek’s Director of Business Development - CryENGINE, said: “As a series, Civilization has stood the test of time and continued to captivate gamers down the years. We believe that with CryENGINE technology, XLGAMES’ experience in the online arena and the rich gameplay opportunities offered by Civilization, Civilization Online will be a perfect combination of the three.”

CryENGINE licensees since 2007, XLGAMES have already used Crytek’s all-in-one development tool in the creation of ArcheAge; an MMORPG released earlier this year in South Korea and Japan. Civilization Online is currently in development, and the first release is scheduled for Korea.


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