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Submitted by john2 155d ago | news

Signs Of The Times - Crytek's Lead R&D Graphics Engineer Moves To id Software, Will Work On New Doom

Crytek has been facing major economic issues and since its staff has not been receiving payments these past months, a lot of it decided to move to other companies. The latest departure is one that surprised us - to say the least - as Tiago Sousa, Lead R&D Graphics Engineer at Crytek who worked on Far Cry and all Crysis games (including all variations of CRYENGINE) has left the company. (Cryengine, Crysis 3, Doom 4, Industry, PC, PS4, Tiago Sousa, Xbox One)

XiSasukeUchiha  +   155d ago
Crytek is screwed offically, and Good luck at ID !
ritsuka666  +   154d ago
What a idiot comment... pff.
Snookies12  +   155d ago
I hope Crytek doesn't go under... I mean, I'm not a big fan of them but it would suck to see them disappear.

On a happier note, Doom sounds like it's going to be amazing... Just pure old-school fun, which is exactly what I was hoping for.
Eonjay  +   155d ago
So... yeah; Crytek is dead.
johndoe11211  +   155d ago
Yeah, I think that's it for crytek. Crysis 1 will always be one of my favorite PC games. Sorry it had to turn out this way.
Str8Chaos74  +   154d ago
Yep, Crysis is one of my my favorite games also. It's really too bad what has happened to Crytek, so much potential to turn it around. What a waste.
Codey47  +   155d ago
If Crytek die.... the PC platform will lose the most dedicated PC developers.

Tbph, they're the only major dev that actually care about the platform.
-Foxtrot  +   155d ago
They haven't been dedicated to the PC for years...
Str8Chaos74  +   154d ago
I think that was what contributed to their downfall.
NarooN  +   155d ago
That's nonsense. Crysis 2 was clearly designed from the ground up to be a console-centric game, hence the constricted level design, move to another boring New York City backdrop (or as Crytek put it, "urban jungle", *rolls eyes*), Call of Duty-style multiplayer, amongst other things.

There are quite a few devs who care about PC as a platform. Stop talking nonsense.
IHassounah  +   155d ago
major dev ? CD Project Red is one of those that are major devs of the PC platform .
Vladplaya  +   155d ago
Riiiiight, Crysis 2 had no decent PC options till what months later? Crytek been shitting on PC since forever, which is probably one of the reasons why they are gonna go down.
sorane  +   155d ago
@Codey47

Tbph you're nothing but a console troll that knows little to nothing about PC gaming. The word "Valve" proves your whole post wrong pretty easily.
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GamersHeaven  +   155d ago
Nice wonder how Yerli brothers will spin this one?

http://31.media.tumblr.com/...
Raider69  +   155d ago
Well i can actually tell this is the nail in the coffin for Crytek since Tiago Sousa was the major grafics Engineer,he was actually the man that build Cryengine from the start,this will end Crytek and all future for Cryengine evolution!
windblowsagain  +   155d ago
Bye Crytek.

Not all DOOM and gloom.
dcj0524  +   155d ago
CRYSIS wars was amazing as was warhead, CRYSIS and CRYSIS 3
dogdirt2000  +   155d ago
Tiago's movements, or lack thereof until now, have been what I've been keeping an eye on as a basis for determining the state of affairs at Crytek. Still, it's not necessarily a given, but knowing how crucial the Tiago-led R&D has been at Crytek for oh so long... well, it's pretty saddening.

Often cited in plenty of other dev's work, as well as educational books and publications, a lot of industry pioneering stuff has come out of Crytek's R&D dept. There are only a handful of other devs that release public white papers in the quantity that Crytek have done over the years too. With my assuming the worst outcome for Crytek here, I can only hope future work doesn't effectively get kept behind closed doors now that Tiago's behind the non-licensable idTech engine. Joint knowledge-sharing has, after all, been pretty crucial to the evolution of the industry.
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Pintheshadows  +   155d ago
I would not be surprised if they allow other Bethesda developers to use it. It is a powerful acquisition.
Pintheshadows  +   155d ago
Well, looks like ID is going no where as some predicted. Carmack isn't the be all and end all.

There has to be talented new blood and it has to be allowed to grow. The ID name by itself is always going to be worth a lot.

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