Crytek expands to US with new Austin, Texas studio

Crytek, the German based developer responsible for the original Far Cry, the Crysis franchise and the upcoming Homefront 2 has expanded into the US.

Crytek has a large number of studios, but none of them have ever been located in the US. That all changes now that Crytek has founded Crytek USA in Austin, Texas and has employed 35 employees from the recently closed Vigil Games, also based in Austin, Texas.

“Crytek has always enjoyed a special relationship with gamers and business partners in North America, so establishing a permanent presence in the US was a natural step,” said Crytek CEO, Cevat Yerli. “We are extremely excited about the work that we will be undertaking from our strategic new location in Austin, with David Adams and his team of 35 experienced developers. We believe our CryEngine technology will enable the team we assemble to create unparalleled new gaming experiences.”

David Adams, the newly appointed CEO of Crytek USA Corp., added: “I’m thrilled to be a part of the newest Crytek studio, which will boast some of the brightest development talent in the industry. The studio’s launch represents Crytek’s commitment to delivering diverse and high quality content to players everywhere.”

David Adams was the co-owner of Vigil Games, the developer’s of the Darksiders franchise. THQ held an auction for their assets and studios last week, but sadly neither the studio or IP were picked up. Another auction will take place soon where THQ might try and sell it again, but at a lower price. Crytek did pick up the Homefront IP from THQ.

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