Crytek Purchases Free Radical, Says Haze Scriptwriter

1UP writes: "Free Radical's Rob Yescombe just confirmed to 1UP that the recently troubled developer has been bought for an undisclosed sum by Germany-based Crytek (best known for the games Far Cry and Crysis). This ends weeks of uncertainty about the future of the company, which many had guessed might be forced to shut its doors".

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PirateThom3545d ago

That was kind of unexpected.

GWAVE3545d ago

Timesplitters 4 has hope, then. Did they absorb the employees, too?

badz1493545d ago

but in a good direction...I suppose! I hope they'll come with a great game for us after this take over!

Ghoul3545d ago


the only problem of free radical was the tec the games they made were awesome.

Now rytec backing them up with tech and the cryengine BAMMMM expect a akickass timesplitters in Crysis Quaility


Coheno3545d ago

But really really good news!

Apparently they did, but there is no news of the people that were laid off...

Max Power3545d ago

but it is also good to hear that they get another shot to prove themselves, i am sure they will stick with their bread and butter.

HolyOrangeCows3544d ago (Edited 3544d ago )

Hopefully Time splitters 4 will work on something other than a $1000 computer. LOL

andron3544d ago

Lets hope they can make TS4 now....

ThanatosDMC3544d ago (Edited 3544d ago )

I bought Haze. It was an okay game, i could see where they were trying to take the game and how far they missed from their mark. Graphically speaking it was on par with PS2's Turok game... which was lame in today's next gen consoles.

Explosions sucked, particle effects, level of detail (LOD) pop ups, etc.

Anyway, it was a good game for co-op's sake. At least they fixed the co-op bug in the update.

I hope they, with Crytek, make an awesome game! Maybe Crytek found their PS3 developers from Free Radical...


If they re-release Haze with updated graphics and all... they better change the vehicle levels and the vehicles themselves. If anyone played the game and saw what they had called a "tank" they would die with laughter! ........................ it was like a buggy with a cannon on top and you can completely destroy the tank with your normal guns.

Rock Bottom3544d ago (Edited 3544d ago )

Now where's my Cry-Engine 2 Time Splitters 4?

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TheHater3545d ago

Timesplitter with the Crysis engine anyone?

Marceles3545d ago

Or HAZE with an extreme makeover

DeforMAKulizer3545d ago

Just what i was thinking of right now...
If true... THEN MEGA OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TIKUP3545d ago

exactly what i was think my friend

Pennywise3545d ago

If the extreme make over includes graphics and a whole rewrite of the corny dialog... good idea. I beat Haze and all I can say is.... doont... tell.. my mother.... argrghhghhhhhhhhhgurglegurgle

Ju3545d ago

I wasn't sure to bring up Haze in that context. But maybe this leads to Haze what it should have been in the first place. I still think a 4 player co-op like in Haze with Crysis tech would be awesome.

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Gerry Mark II3545d ago

Here Xbots now you can have Haze too!

Gerry Mark II3545d ago (Edited 3545d ago )

fuk you, your going to get it wherether you like it or not.

We didnt want it either.

(you would have to be a dumbarse not to see i'm joking)

Foxgod3545d ago

well, i am not joking :P
we really dont want it :D

Obama3545d ago

then u will have no games in 09, too bad :(

Gerry Mark II3545d ago (Edited 3545d ago )

Well played Obama, well played.

+1 Bubbles.

Foxgod3545d ago

o yeah, so well played, especially since it is so untrue.
Are you feeling proud of yourself to pull bs statements out of your ass ?

They are right about you obama, you do sound like bush.

GiantEnemyLobster3545d ago

Now just let Crytek finish up what Free Radical started on Battlefront 3 since they now have Free Radical employees there. I don't want some crap company making Battlefront III

Helghast Slayer3545d ago

Wow imagine Haze on the CryEngine2, now that would be kicka$$.

lord_of_balrogs3544d ago

Time Splitters on the 360 now.

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Harry1903545d ago

it's owned by EA(by extension) now?

Gerry Mark II3545d ago (Edited 3545d ago )

No Crytek isnt a subsidury of EA, they are their own company. Crytek just uses EA for publishing, they also use Ubisoft.

PS-Wii-603545d ago

So many worthwhile franchises potentially saved.
I only hope they don't forget about Haze. IMO it's a fun, innovative FPS and doesn't get the respect it deserves. I still play it to this day, the co-op is a blast.

TheIneffableBob3545d ago

Gerry Mark II, Crytek and Ubisoft broke their relationship with one another. Crytek didn't like how Ubisoft handled things.

Ghoul3545d ago

nope garry

Crytec broke up and canceld all deals with ubsioft and therefor lost the name "farcry" hence farcry 2 from ubsioft. They Are indead bought by EA but as an independent Dev exclusivly publishing and partying with EA

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Sangria3545d ago

Please, do anything to develop another good TimeSplitters and you'll be my masters.
But there was also a rumor of a new studio of FR's staff called Pumpkins Beach, how about it?

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