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Submitted by john2 701d ago | news

Crytek Opens A New Studio In Istanbul, To Be Focused On Free-To-Play Games

DSOGaming writes: "Crytek today announced the official opening of Crytek Istanbul, the eighth addition to their worldwide family of studios." (Crytek, Industry, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

wallis  +   701d ago
Right so these guys have eight studios and.... like how many products? I've just checked their catalog and it's five released. One of those is iOS. So let's look at their AAA titles. There's Crysis, Crysis Warhead, Crysis 2 and Far Cry.

Hm. Crysis, Crysis Warhead are basically the same. That's three. Crysis is basically the sequel to Far Cry that Ubisoft stiffed Crytek from developing. So you've got a company that has made a couple of good games where you crawl around a jungle and snipe people. They were awesome but then they made crysis 2. A game where you walk around a city and snipe people - that didn't really work.

So we have eight studios and these guys even admit themselves that Crysis and Crysis 2 only broke even. I really feel like who ever is running this company needs a good slap. All those resources being poured into something that hasn't even really proven itself. They have a great engine but it runs on imaginary hardware and graphics have kinded faded in comparison to 'art direction'. It's a little redundant chasing the most realistic direction when we know that isn't the best. Every aspect of their company seems riddled with faults and holes.

My prediction? One maybe two more products that flop and then they'll close their doors. The free to play aspect all but guarantees that, although there is the freak chance they develop the next half life or doom or whatever but they won't. These guys looked at people playing Crysis and thought... "Hmmmm, they look like they need more direction". They're astoundingly gifted programmers but their writing is amateur and despite four entries in the "crying hell there's a lot of jungles and stupidly unnecessary supernatural enemies"-series they never actually improved upon Crysis' predator play style. Great programmers, modellers etc. Terrible company.
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Forbidden_Darkness  +   701d ago
You forgot about Warface, a free to play game released in Russia last year and from what I am aware, it is doing quite well. The game will be coming to other territories this year and will probably also do quite well. They Have Crysis 3, Homefront 2, that Kinect game and more coming out. I am sure they'll do quite fine and atleast Crysis is more interesting than most run of the mill shooters.
doogiebear  +   701d ago
Istanbul? Oooh does that mean we get a goat herder/chest-strap suicide bomber simulator? Lol.
Detoxx  +   701d ago
Ever been to Istanbul fucking ignorant cancer
anil  +   701d ago
lol, these people still exist.
Detoxx  +   701d ago
My name is also Anil xD
Fred_C_Dobbs  +   701d ago
moehammed & aisha wedding night:the videogame
doogiebear  +   701d ago
Yep. "Prophet" Mohammed slept with a 9 year old girl. What a lovely man he is...
GoldPunch-TR  +   701d ago
Amazing news for Turkish people :P

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