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Crytek closing five studios
by SamX, 2016. December 21., news

Crytek, the company behind the original Far Cry and the Crysis series, has announced that it's closing five of its seven studios. The two remaining studios are those in Kiev and Frankfurt. The unlucky studios are: Budapest, Sofia, Seoul, Shanghai, and Istanbul. Exactly what will happen to these studios wasn't mentioned in the press release. Leaving chances open for being sold off, shutting down or becoming independent.

The press release said, "Crytek will concentrate on development in its Frankfurt and Kiev studios and continue to develop and work on premium IPs". They added, "All other development studios will not remain within Crytek and management has put plans into action to secure jobs and to ensure a smooth transition and stable future".

Crytek is saying that after these changes to its future business plans, it'll "focus on its core strengths of developing innovative games and game-development technology" and "CRYENGINE will remain a core pillar of Crytek’s overall strategy, with enterprise licensees and indie developers alike continuing to be served by regular engine updates".

If you want to read the whole press release yourself, click this: Link

Actually, this news wasn't much of a surprise after we came to know few days ago that Crytek didn't pay some its employees for as long as six months. They are surely suffering from serious financial issues. Let's wish best of luck to Crytek and its employees, especially those who lost their jobs as a result.

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Comments: 3
Skyler avatar
2016. 12. 23. 21:55:41
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Crysis, one of the best Sci-Fi games till now. Such adorable gameplay with a lovely graphics. The hella great memories, so sad ending.
Frozen Killer avatar
2016. 12. 21. 15:46:08
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This is not the first time Crytek shut downed their studios. After the release of Crysis 3 it all started. Even Ryse was a failure. Their biggest mistake acquiring free radical design (and now Timesplitters doesn't have a future) which became Crytek UK and now a subsidiary of Deep Silver. Crysis series wasn't a best selling series. From the start, Crysis became the most pirated game at that time. And even before the release of crysis 2 a leaked beta with all mission unlocked was distributed via torrents sites. Crysis 3 became a commercial failure of EA. So it's true that they don't have money to pay for their employees. I don't think they will survive in this way. They should sell Ryse to Microsoft and stop making F2P and VR titles. Another Crysis would never come. Most of the fans doesn't seem to like Crysis anymore. Crysis 3 didn't end the triology well. It was too short, I just completed the within 6 hours and it's story was quite boring. I think Crytek is only good at graphics. They can't really survive like this. :(
SamX avatar
2016. 12. 21. 15:17:35
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It's really sad. :( It is the worst Christmas for Crytek. ;-(
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