Submitted by Tolkoto 532d ago | article

How Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli decided to hire the ex-Vigil team based on one meeting

The Darksiders Vigil team is gone. Here's how they became Crytek USA over the course of a weekend. (Cevat Yerli, Crytek, Dev, Industry, Vigil Games)

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JeffGrubb  +   532d ago
Those Germans don't give a damn about CVs!
FarCryLover182  +   532d ago
No point in even reading them. 3 games made by Vigil, all really good. All they needed to know!
Sadie2100  +   532d ago
That's pretty crazy how they can make such a big-money decision so quickly like this. Takes me longer than this just to decide what game to buy next!
SybaRat  +   532d ago
It was so awesome that this happened.
cgoodno  +   532d ago
***Yerli said he wasn’t worried about discovering the developers’ technical or creative abilities because he believes that the Darksiders games speak for themselves.***

Couldn't have said it better myself.
adorie  +   532d ago
Sony should pick up Darksiders IP. I know many would rather Platinum Games to, and I 2nd that, but my first choice would be Sony. I'd like to see what they could do with such a promising franchise.
darkronin229  +   532d ago
Yeah I'm happy for the ex-Vigil people that got new jobs out of this, but it kind of sucks that they won't be working on Darksiders 3
Ripsta7th  +   532d ago
it should stay multiplatform , that way they can get more sales and grow as a studio and create other great games that everyone can enjoy
solid_warlord  +   532d ago
Isn't darksiders an RPG sword fighting game? We live in the age of shooters. Why the hell would a company like Sony or Crytek want to own a RPG IP, let alone create one.

Console Gamers usually play shooters, thats the truth. These games usually do not sell well on consoles. Only 2 or 3 three have succeeded reasonably but RPG are games that can never compete against shooters on console.

Im sorry but i'm a console gamer and i don't see any value in RPG sword fighting crap on consoles. If i was an RPG whore i would abandon consoles and stick with PC.

Don't like the idea of Console being shooters paradise then go play on PC. Consoles is the place were the business is. Like it or not, shooters are the backbone of Console gaming.
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cgoodno  +   532d ago
***Console Gamers usually play shooters, thats the truth. These games usually do not sell well on consoles. Only 2 or 3 three have succeeded reasonably but RPG are games that can never compete against shooters on console. ***

And therefore that's all they should ever play?

*So, no more Elder Scrolls (aka Skyrim), no more Fable, no more Fallout, no more Mass Effect, no more Dragon Age, no more Witcher, no more Final Fantasy, no more Ni No Kuni, no more Tales, and let's just go ahead and cancel Cyberpunk 2077. Yup. All those games have sold horribly. Haven't even made any profit.

* Note: sarcasm mode enabled
I just hope they don't make them make a shooter. I want them to have creative freedom.
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solid_warlord  +   532d ago
If you own a console then ur in the wrong place son...go play WoW on the PC.
solid_warlord  +   532d ago
@cgoodno last time i checked, Mass Effect was 90% shooter with RPG element only for storyline options. This is tolerable. Fable is dead and final fantasy is also a dead franchise. There's one or more every year and no one cares.

I played fallout and tried skyrim, god such a nasty game. On fallout, u shoot the guy a 100times still dont die. When i fire a gun, i expect them to die quickly just as in COD or BF and just like in real life. Skyrim was one sucessful game but god, how can anyone enjoy a sword fighting game. They are usually fat geeeks who do.

About the other games u mentioned...never heard of them before.

Shooters a manly games, its masculine for men to enjoy. RPG's lack masculinity.

Let me give you a list of shooters that have "DOMINATED" in sales this gen and most played and consistently Achieving "Game of the Year" every year this gen.

1) Call Of Duty 8 games(in excess of over 6 billion dollar plus this gen alone)

2) Battlefield series

3) GTA 4

4) Uncharted series

5) Halo series

6) Gears of War series

7) Bioshock

8) Metal Gear Solid 4

9) Killzone series

10) Left 4 Dead series

PLUS MANY MORE that have dominated headline, record breaking sales and making console a hub for shooters....Don't like it? go play WoW on the PC and be Quiet...U MAD?

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No RPG's can dominate on consoles. Below are a list of best selling games on console this gen. U will see it is dominated by shooters.


This is how Typical PC and RPG gamer look like
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cgoodno  +   532d ago
There is so much fail here, it hurts.

First of all, if we talk domination, we'd all still be playing platformers and third-person action games.

Second of all, most of those listed haven't dominated the sales charts in comparison to Skyrim, FFXIII, Mass Effect (it is an RPG), Dragon Age (the first one), Fallout, or The Witcher.

I'm not saying shooters aren't popular, but you don't suddenly cancel all the rest because people play more of one type. Because, as I said, we'd currently live in a world of platformer, third-action adventure games. Why? Super Mario games have netted the most profit this generation, beyond CoD.
Prcko  +   532d ago
Does crytek printing money or what???
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JeffGrubb  +   532d ago
I have more from this interview that I'll post tomorrow, but he said that they aren't expanding as rapidly as it appears from the outside.
deadfrag  +   532d ago
Yes!Cryengine 3 prints lots of it!
GoldPunch-TR  +   532d ago
a few weeks ago in İstanbul. Now in USA.

Cevat = Rich
deantak  +   532d ago
Nice to see the team stay together.
ironfist92  +   532d ago
"Crytek USA is employing about 30 to 40 people out of the gate, so not everyone from Vigil is making the transition to this new studio. At least not right away.

Also, Crytek has no interest in pursuing the Darksiders property rights, so the studio is starting from scratch."

Well this sucks, guess no Darksiders 3, or if there is one, the franchise would have to be bought by someone else, and not made by Vigil. But I wish the best for the ex-Vigil employees on their futures.
Forbidden_Darkness  +   532d ago
They may not be making the Darksiders series anymore, but I wonder if they will still make the Crawler project they had in the works before everything fell apart at THQ. I'm interested to see what that game was.
ironfist92  +   532d ago
Apparantely it was unique, years ahead of the competition, and something entirely new and never seen before.

Perhaps we'll never know what it was...
Chaos_Raiden  +   532d ago
Glad to see Vigil Games former employees are not losing their jobs so easily.
BanBrother  +   532d ago
Wow I have much more respect for Crytek now. Glad to see Cevat is still a gamer and not a business man (purely). Looking forward to see what Crytk USA does. If it is a phone ga me though, I will freaking laugh.

I wonder what they will make. Cevat told them Crytek's vision, so that means they have to stick to a specific plan, although all ideas stick with the Vigil employees. It would be nice to see the CryEngine used for more genres, although Cevat said they would be spending a lot'of time messing with the CryEngine, so hopefully that means they will tweak it for whatever genre and scope of game the old Vigil team decides to create.
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