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Rapid provision of a large number of dedicated servers enables video
game developer to implement fast scale up and code deployment ahead of
bounty hunting game launch

FRANKFURT, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#HuntShowdown–Leaseweb, the global cloud hosting provider, has confirmed the
deployment of an extra 400 high-performance dedicated servers in Europe
and the US, to enhance independent video game developer Crytek’s
infrastructure in preparation for its launch of Hunt:
Showdown
on Xbox One this spring.

Working to deliver the scalability that Crytek needed, Leaseweb quickly
installed the additional servers in the locations with the highest
concentration of Crytek gamers to guarantee a faultless online gameplay
experience.

“To launch a game like Hunt: Showdown, server infrastructure,
characterized by the ability to scale worldwide with one point of
contact, is vitally important. The physical proximity of servers, as
well as network latency and speed, determine the quality of the online
gaming experience,” explained Faruk Yerli, CEO, Crytek. “An important
measure of quality online gameplay is lag, which is why, ahead of this
launch, we worked with Leaseweb to help us guarantee as little lag as
possible.”

Leaseweb has been providing customized dedicated servers, in various
global locations, to Crytek since 2015. Leaseweb also provides global
connectivity to Crytek through their network, which includes multiple
Tier 1 IP networks.

“Gaming companies like Crytek, which regularly release big updates and
new games, demand flexibility and customizations and we are expertly
equipped to accommodate that,” said Marcus Busch, Managing Director,
Leaseweb Germany. “We support the company strategically by planning
together and having resources ready to facilitate updates and launches
such as Hunt: Showdown.”

Yerli added: “For any game launch, or update, it’s vitally important to
have a flexible infrastructure that can scale up quickly – which can
involve deploying hundreds of dedicated servers with certain
specifications within days. Leaseweb provides that flexibility to Crytek
by being proactive and proposing infrastructure improvements based on
our requirements. With Leaseweb, Crytek has achieved 100% availability
and a very low average lag time.”

About Leaseweb

Leaseweb is a leading Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider
serving a worldwide portfolio of 18,000 customers ranging from SMBs to
Enterprises. Services include Public
Cloud
Private
Cloud
Dedicated
Servers
ColocationContent
Delivery Network
, and Cyber
Security Services
 supported by exceptional customer service and
technical support. With more than 80,000 servers under
management, Leaseweb has provided infrastructure for mission-critical
websites, Internet applications, email servers, security, and storage
services since 1997. The company operates 20 data centers in locations
across Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America, all of which are
backed by a superior worldwide network with a total capacity of more
than 6 Tbps. Leaseweb offers services through its various subsidiaries,
which are Leaseweb Netherlands B.V.
(“Leaseweb Netherlands”), Leaseweb USA, Inc.
(“Leaseweb USA”), Leaseweb Asia Pacific PTE. LTD
(“Leaseweb Asia”), Leaseweb CDN B.V.
(“Leaseweb CDN”), Leaseweb Deutschland GmbH
(“Leaseweb Germany”), Leaseweb Australia
Ltd. (“Leaseweb Australia”), and Leaseweb UK Ltd (“Leaseweb UK”).

About Crytek

Crytek is an independent videogame developer, publisher, and technology
provider dedicated to pushing the boundaries of gaming with its
cutting-edge 3D game development solution CRYENGINE. With headquarters
in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) and studios in Kiev (Ukraine), and
Istanbul (Turkey), Crytek has created multiple award-winning titles,
including the original Far Cry, the Crysis series, Ryse: Son of Rome,
The Climb, Robinson: The Journey and Hunt: Showdown. Crytek delivers fun
and innovative gaming experiences for PC, consoles, and VR and continues
to grow its reach in the games-as-a-service market. Every Crytek game is
created with CRYENGINE, which can be used by anyone to create games.

For more information visit www.crytek.com
and www.cryengine.com.

Contacts

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Shannon Cieciuch
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