Crytek Closes Five Studios (again)

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Crytek is closing its studios in Hungary, Bulgaria, South Korea, China, and Turkey, the developer said today. Crytek says they plan to “refocus on its core strengths of developing innovative...

    Crytek Closes Five Studios (again)
     
  2. cryohellinc

    cryohellinc Ancient Guru

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    Too much ambition didn't work out. Besides a fair share of Cryteks market was their CryEngine related products, however recently we see a steady increase in similar products from competition in this segment, resulting in this. Besides their recent games, and heavy VR influence clearly wasn't that successful.
     
  3. bigfutus

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    Just make games that don't suck.
     
  4. RooiKreef

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    Well hopefully with this whole transition, they can get back to their roots and develop awesome games once more.
     

  5. hijodeosiris

    hijodeosiris Member Guru

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    I do not know about you guys, but i think they should try a game in the consoles now that more powerful version some, something like a hack and slash type of game where it displays how good a game can look in the consoles /s
     
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    As we see, growing too fast can also kill a company.
     
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    They charged for the license of Cryengine. So any company that used it to make their games had to pay some pretty heavy royalties to Crytek.

    When we have other engines like Unigine which for the most part is free, or has little royalty charges and then you the goliath that is Unreal Engine which charges only 5% and that is only if your game makes over £5,000.

    Cryengine also is well and truly out shined in literally every way to Unreal, Unigine, and Frostbite. All seem to be better optimized less resource heavy engines.

    It was only a few years ago that one of the lead engine guys left and took a few people with him to work on IDTech6 and DOOM as they all felt they could do better with more freedom. Just look how amazing IDTECH6 is.
     
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    Ironic, they no longer have enough power to run Crysis :infinity:
     
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    Crytek was years ahead from many other game studios when they made Crysis 1 and they certainly don't deserve what has happened to them. Now they are getting even smaller instead of growing and getting bigger
     
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    Damn, I was not aware they had office in Bulgaria I lived there for a couple of years! (half Bulgarian) Fathers side....I loved the Crysis Games Hope they can make some more Great games like before.
     

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    Maybe this will finally make them focus on PC gaming and use their engine like it should.
     
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    this.
     
  13. Denial

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    Yeah, I'm sure the Crytek devs are sitting there and actively deciding to make games that suck. That must be it - if only they decided the opposite.
     
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    Five studios... That's hubris right there.
     
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    EA probably sucked most of the money out of them , VR i think it be like 3D TV never really take off , in the old days b4 internet you used get a first class story mode campaign , play through it in 2 or 3 weeks then trade game in on the next new release and so on , nowadays with the internet you have online games which people stay on that game and play it for years , and the games market is flooded i think games are gonna get harder to sell you just have these big monster online games which people play everyday for 2 years or so
     

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    Ufff :/ , again ... maybe they can refocus and make great games again.
     
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    If Crytek back to FarCry "roots" on time, and create real PC games more than consoles (profit) focused. Then they have chances stay okay.
    Even if they just relase solid Cysis 1 remake.

    They was too profit focused.. They want sell too much console versions.. what they did.. and now see how goliath fall down.
     
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    VR will take off sooner or later. But atm every time I see the words "3D" and "Virtual Reality" I cringe because imo it's to soon. Hardware needs to reach a point where the average joe can run this stuff remotely half decent.
     
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    so now they only have 2 offices?

    Just like kinect?
    I think 90% of gamers don't care about VR, it's uncomfortable. Stop reinventing gaming already.
     
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    Agreed - it's one thing to make better games or lower the price of the engine, but that's hard to do when you have so many employees to pay and so many upper-management arguing over what should be done and how. From what I noticed, almost every tech company that struggles has way too many people sitting behind desks and not enough people actually doing work.


    So, which studios are still active? And, why did they choose the ones they have over the ones they closed? I figure some of them must have been cheaper to operate.
     

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