Crytek is a software devolopment team located in Coburg, Germany. Crytek was founded in 1999 by 3 passionate game & software devolopers, they are Cevat, Avni and Faruk Yerli. They released their first (full) game in 2004 titled Far Cry.
The game Far Cry was a massive success due to many aspects (which I won't go in to) but one of which was to do with CryEngine. CryEngine was massive for its day. It offered the best performance to visuals ratio of any other game at the time and probably still holds that crown.
However, just before the release of Far Cry, a police raid at Crytek studios on february 4, 2004 came close to closing Farcry devolopment. But the issue was resolved shortly after, and Crytek finshed Far Cry on track with its projected release date.
Crytek is a company dedicated to producing high quality games. However their goal with Far Cry wasn't just on producing a high quality game. But a game different from all the rest. Crytek is an industry leader in all aspects of games, from graphics to gameplay, Crytek is ultimate.
The success of Far Cry motivated them to further improve the game through patches and updates. It was then only a matter of time until they started work on a new game.
Crytek started working on CryEngine2 after the success of CryEngine1 in Far Cry. On the 30th of January (99 days before this website was launched) Crytek announced Crysis. With the same Goals as Far Cry, Crysis seems to be another unforgettable game from Crytek.