Crytek Agrees Deal with SEGA and Creative Assembly for the Acquisition of Crytek Black Sea

Frankfurt (Germany) – March 07, 2017

Crytek Agrees Deal with SEGA and Creative Assembly for the Acquisition of Crytek Black Sea

Crytek’s former studio in Bulgaria becomes Creative Assembly Sofia

Frankfurt am Main (Germany) March 7, 2017 – Crytek today confirmed the sale of its Black Sea Studio to SEGA Europe Ltd. and UK-based developer, Creative Assembly. Under its new ownership, the sixty-strong development team in Bulgaria will now operate as Creative Assembly Sofia.   

Crytek’s Managing Director, Avni Yerli, said: “In the past few weeks, we have worked closely with Creative Assembly and the team in Sofia to ensure that the talented staff at Crytek Black Sea would be well taken care of. We are delighted to be able to announce that SEGA’s acquisition of Crytek Black Sea has been finalized along with the studio’s transition from Crytek to Creative Assembly. This change is a part of the essential steps we are taking to re-focus on our core competencies and ensure Crytek is a healthy and sustainable business moving forward. We would like to thank the Sofia team for their passion and dedication and are looking forward to seeing them do great things as part of Creative Assembly.”

About Crytek

Crytek is an independent videogame developer, publisher, and technology provider dedicated to pushing the boundaries of gaming with its cutting-edge 3D game development solution CRYENGINE. With headquarters in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) and studios in Kiev (Ukraine), Shanghai (China), and Istanbul (Turkey), Crytek has created multiple award-winning titles, including the original Far Cry, the Crysis series, Ryse: Son of Rome, Warface, and The Climb. Crytek delivers fun and innovative gaming experiences for PC, consoles, and VR and continues to grow its reach in the games-as-a-service market. Every Crytek game is created with CRYENGINE, which can be used by anyone to create games on a Pay What You Want business model.

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