Crytel has just released the first pack of DLC for their latest, Crysis 2. There’s no need to go scour Amazon or dig through Steam, it’s available right in the game thanks to GameSpy Direct2Game and the MyCrysis web store.
GameSpy Technology sells DLC directly to players via an in-game store and the official MyCrysis Web site.
Crysis 2: in-game store powered by GameSpy Direct2Game
Using GameSpy’s Direct2Game digital commerce services and APIs, Crytek has “leveled up” its efforts to sell digital content on the PC, enabling the developer to control at every level how that content gets sold. It can merchandise however it sees fit, offering specials, sales, free redeemables, exclusives, and bundles at its discretion, all without worrying about its products competing against other studios’ or publishers’ content for player attention. Best of all, Crytek can sell directly to its players from within the game or via the official MyCrysis Web site, making it dead simple for players to discover, purchase, download and play the content that Crytek makes available.
GameSpy Direct2Game also powers DLC sales via the MyCrysis Web store
All of this leverages GameSpy Technology’s services-based commerce platform, which provides end-to-end support for account management, billing, taxation, fulfillment, and customer support behind the scenes. This leaves Crytek free to do what it does best – make and sell great online games – and frees it from the hassles normally associated with third party digital marketplaces.
This is much cooler than having to leave the game to get your new content and then wait while it installs. From the looks of it you can order and download it while still playing so that when it’s ready to go, so are you.