The lights are on
The developer behind Crysis has a new location here on American shores.
A press release from Crytek today details the arrival of a new studio in Austin, TX. The studio will open with a team of 35 ex-Vigil developers on staff. David Adams will serve as CEO of Crytek USA. “I’m thrilled to be a part of the newest Crytek studio, which will boast some of the brightest development talent in the industry,” says Adams regarding the new studio. “The studio’s launch represents Crytek’s commitment to delivering diverse and high quality content to players everywhere.”
Crytek does not detail in its release what projects Crytek’s Austin-based studio will be working on first, but as Polygon mentioned, Crytek also acquired the rights to Homefront during THQ's fire sale, so that's a likely candidate.
News of the studio opening comes on the same day that rumors are circulating regarding the closure of Austin-based Junction Point Studios.
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