Global cloud hosting and dedicated server provider Leaseweb will deploy 400 extra ‘high-performance’ dedicated servers for its customer Crytek. Leaseweb has been providing customized dedicated servers at various global data center locations to Crytek since 2015. Current dedicated server deployment in Leaseweb’s Europe and US facilities is meant to support Crytek’s launch of ‘Hunt: Showdown’ on Xbox One.
Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, with studios in Kiev, Ukraine, and Istanbul, Turkey, Crytek has created multiple award-winning gaming titles, including the original Far Cry, the Crysis series, Ryse: Son of Rome, The Climb, Robinson: The Journey and Hunt: Showdown.
Working to deliver the scalability that Crytek needed, Leaseweb installed the 400 additional dedicated servers at the locations with the highest concentration of Crytek gamers, aiming to guarantee a faultless online gameplay experience.
“To launch a game like Hunt: Showdown, the dedicated server infrastructure – characterized by the ability to scale worldwide with one point of contact – is vitally important,” said Faruk Yerli, CEO of Crytek. “The physical proximity of servers, as well as network latency and speed determine the quality of the online gaming experience. 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 also provides global connectivity to Crytek through their network backbone that 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.”
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.
Crytek delivers games 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 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,” added Mr. Yerli. “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.”
With more than 80,000 dedicated servers for its clients under management, Leaseweb operates 20 data centers at locations across Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America – all of which are backed by Leaseweb’s worldwide network with a total capacity of more than 6 Tbps.