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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."

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wallis1320d ago (Edited 1320d 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.

Forbidden_Darkness1320d 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.

doogiebear1320d ago

Istanbul? Oooh does that mean we get a goat herder/chest-strap suicide bomber simulator? Lol.

Detoxx1320d ago

Ever been to Istanbul fucking ignorant cancer

anil1320d ago

lol, these people still exist.

Detoxx1320d ago

My name is also Anil xD

Fred_C_Dobbs1320d ago

moehammed & aisha wedding night:the videogame

doogiebear1320d ago

Yep. "Prophet" Mohammed slept with a 9 year old girl. What a lovely man he is...

GoldPunch-TR1320d ago

Amazing news for Turkish people :P