Submitted by Sargerus 2528d ago | news

Europeans see shooters as "evil", says Crytek developer.

Crytek executive Cevat Yerli has said that Europeans view first-person shooter games as "evil," according to Forbes.

The developer was cited in an article addressing the differences between American and European gamer habits.

According to the piece, Europeans prefer racing and 'soccer' games to blockbuster action, adventure and shooters. (Industry)

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NO_PUDding  +   2528d ago
Hmmm, sounds like a load of crap to me, maybe an excuse as to why something didn't sell great somewhere.

Sports games have always seemed redundant to me, and racign games are great admittedly, but only Gran Turismo will make me buy one.
coolfool  +   2528d ago
yep total rubbish
I live in the UK and I would play an FPS over a 'soccer' game anytime. I don't really like soccer and the games never really play well IMHO.

Action adventure is probably one of my favourite genres behind JRPG's.

And I am also not really keen on casual games. So in short I pretty much disagree with everything he said.

I wonder what he based it on though? Must have been something.....
TheColbertinator  +   2528d ago
I prefer mindless driving shooters like Twisted Metal.Guns and Cars!
jtucker78  +   2528d ago
Yeh coolfool, I'm UK too and I prefer shooters, but although UK is part of Europe I believe we have slightly different likes and dislikes to our mainland cousins.

Sharing our language with the US, I find we often have more in common. We watch US sitcoms, they watch The Office. We don't watch any EU TV so we don't pick up as much of their culture. Personally I love European culture, clothes, brands but a lot of UK residents don't and prefer US culture, which is understandable because a lot of the TV they watch has been produced in the US.
So to cut a long story short (and speaking for myself and the friends I have) we love shooting games!!
coolfool  +   2528d ago
Sharing our language with the US?
I prefer to think of it as we are letting them borrow it for an extended period under amicable terms. </joke>

But yeah, I would say that most of our ties with amerca are tv based which probably means we do share some of our likes with them.

However, the problem lies in the fact that releases, packages, bundles etc are region based so we will get what our European cousins generally want which, as you say, may somewhat differ to what we want.
Wildarmsjecht  +   2528d ago
call of duty. Nuff said.
niall77  +   2528d ago
Im from europe and I dont think shooters are evil
I think most of them are Dumb :D

and by most I mean everything released the last 2 years that isnt bioshock
Gorgon  +   2528d ago
I guess you forgot STALKER.
Blaise  +   2528d ago
Self Righteous Pap
"Crytek executive Cevat Yerli has said that Europeans view first-person shooter games as "evil," according to Forbes."

Only sentient beings are capable of being "evil"; I am not superstitious enough to believe that inanimate objects are are capable of malevolence.

Although I personally don't find shooters interesting, it is primarily because I don't care for First Person perspective. I consider this a matter of personal preference. I do not feel that I have any right to inflict my tastes on anyone else under the guise of moral evaluation.
RememberThe357  +   2528d ago
They game up after they realized they weren't as bad ass a Americans :)
jtucker78  +   2528d ago
Tell that to James Bond ;-)
name  +   2528d ago
A game called guns of the Patriots sold over a million copies there in about 2 days.
RememberThe357  +   2528d ago
Good point.
Rocko  +   2528d ago
Hes got a point.
They're so scared of violent games. As if too much of it is gonna cause Europeans to throw on their steel-toes and go goose-stepping in the streets.
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Baka-akaB  +   2528d ago
You must be joking ...
As an example i dont remember many of our local "cnn and fox news" make a big fuss about gta 4 nor previous gta game .
Some country got strict regulations like germany but it's hardly the norm .
Come on ... some of our countries used to watch gory animes at breakfeast hour with little censor :p ....
SRuN4  +   2528d ago
Then why do they make shooters if their home market doesnt like them?
PoSTedUP  +   2528d ago
alot of games have a sense of evil in them, but its better to play a shooter then to actually shoot someone in the head and tea-bag their face : )

i love sports game/racing games! mlb08 the show= crack!
love NHL
love GT5p
sports/racing games is where its at. especially one thats as intence and as fun as motorstorm!
Baka-akaB  +   2528d ago
What ? Maybe we find evil devs with shooters that are little more than graphic displays with little interest and substance .
Euphrate  +   2528d ago
Nah, we see them as mindless shooting.
ar  +   2528d ago
I'd prefer a mindless shooter over a mindless football game every day.
Oh, and football is what you americans for some odd reason call soccer.
Kami  +   2528d ago
stupid yanks
PoSTedUP  +   2528d ago
you mean fut'bol ; ) smarty pants.
Mayle  +   2528d ago
If you want to show that you're not a stupid European your sentence should be:
Oh, and SOCCER is what you Americans for some odd reason call FOOTBALL
LeBart  +   2528d ago
"Guns and gore also don't sell as well in Europe because Europeans like short, so-called casual games, rather than the long, epic tales that keep gamers pounding on their consoles for hours at a stretch," the article states.

I don't know what makes him think we like casual game more than Americans. The Wii is selling like crazy all over the world. Casual is everywhere...
Counter_ACT  +   2528d ago
We prefer one type of game so the other type is "evil"? What a retarded thing to say.
King_many_layers  +   2528d ago
it's strange. I'm european and I hate football (soccer).

now then. Don't get me wrong, I haven't read the article on the link, merely what's said up the top, but from what I've read they're telling me a load of poop. I can make stupid judgmements and assumptions like this easily.

King_many_layers says, the difference between the european market and the american market is 'minimal'. 'Most europeans buy soccer games whereas the equivilant in america play football games (american footaball to us europeans. )'

how silly, they sell better because they are bought by the casual gamers.

Give me far cry over fifa any day.
Mayle  +   2528d ago
Being part German and having half of my family still living there. I know that the German Government hates violent games and home schooling. It's interesting because they have a lot less violence and a 100% literacy rate. That being said its hard to pass up on "shooters" since the best games of this generation (so far) have guns..MGS4 C0D4 H3 GeOW
dabizo  +   2528d ago
LMAO Yanks can talk cr@p
Vip3r  +   2528d ago
I'm from the UK and I like FPS game way way more than football games. But racing game are great too.
Gorgon  +   2528d ago
I think he means GERMANY, because I lived both in Portugal and Finland and I can say that this remark is totally off. As for "evil", let me tell you that as a kid 20 years ago I used to watch tons of splatter movies on TV in Portugal in their uncut versions while in the US they got censored even for cinema and VHS/DVD. This guy has no idea what he's talking about. Last time I checked neither in Portugal or Finland was any shortage of Wiis...

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