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Submitted by NYC_Gamer 1106d ago | news

Crytek's new Austin studio could be a second chance for Vigil

GS;The newly-formed Crytek USA Corp. will be located in Austin, Texas, and headed by CEO David Adams, the former GM and co-owner of local developer Vigil. (Crytek, Industry)

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nrvalleytime  +   1106d ago
Fantastic news. These guys deserved to keep working, and Crytek actually seems like a good fit for them.
adorie  +   1106d ago
Glad they're finding jobs, but Crytek... I dunno. They're under EA, so why am I supposed to be happy about this again? Oh, right, the jobs. Happy for them, sad for us.

EA didn't buy them, NYC_Gamer? So I can be happy for us too?! :D!?
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NYC_Gamer  +   1106d ago
Crytek= independent..They only partner with EA and others for publishing.

@adorie

Nope,Crytek is still independent.
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Knight_Crawler  +   1106d ago
Alot of people were moaning about Vigil not getting bought up but its cheaper to just build a new studio and get the ex employees from Vigil instead of purchasing the Vigil studio name with all the employees.
Reborn  +   1106d ago
Good news.

Should be interesting to see what they put out. Considering the freedom, they may possibly have.
NYC_Gamer  +   1106d ago
I'm happy that Vigil workers have found new jobs
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1106d ago
Great talent + great engine = :)
FarCryLover182  +   1106d ago
Good job Crytek, keep up the good work.
majiebeast  +   1106d ago
How does Crytek have the money for this? Cryengine 3 or something?
NYC_Gamer  +   1106d ago
Crytek does have military contracts
Pandamobile  +   1105d ago
They've released several successful games, have a top tier engine that they license, do contracts for military and other serious game initiatives, and probably some other stuff on the side.
DOMination-  +   1105d ago
Interesting..

I was wondering that too because they have at least six studios now yet they only released three games in ten years, soon to be four.
Skate-AK  +   1106d ago
Oh wow. Didn't expect that.
BlackWolf  +   1106d ago
Good to know Vigil employees have somewhere to go. Crytek feels like a fitting place for them, doesn't it?
QuantumWake  +   1106d ago
Well thank you Crytek for giving them a new home. Can't wait to see what they develop.

Cheers! :D
ironfist92  +   1105d ago
Hope Crytek gets the rights to Darksiders aswell, that way we can have a Darksiders 3 game made by ex-Vigil employees

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