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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I guess they will create free2play games only and the original studio will keep on making full priced titles.
Crytek always said that they will move over to the free2play market because of various reasons like piracy.
Don't see this as a rumour or even as a fact, it's just my opinion.
GOOD!!!! MORE JOBS!!! :D
Seems like Crytek is doing pretty well for itself these days.
Crytek is thriving lately.
This is so weird but I was thinking last night why Crytek hasn't opened up a US Studio but now today the announced it. Stuff like this always happens coincidental for me. Anyway, good job Crytek and I'm curious to see what game might come out of this studio in the near future.
I think that's great news! With closures and layoffs everywhere,it's great to see a new studio opening!
Apparently most of these guys are from Vigil. Glad to see they're once again employed.
Nice to see some more studios in my hometown. (Though there are plenty here)
hooray for Texas!
What's the news with Joe Mad and these guys?
kinda sucks they didnt buy the rights to darksiders if there gonna hire people from vigil hopefully who ever gets the rights to darksiders dont mess it up
Sweet I need some new air jordans
Great. The more crytek the better.
Great news for Vigil and gamers everywhere!