German developer to streamline publishing activities in an effort to focus on core competencies.
Today game developer and publisher Crytek announced they will let go 15 Frankfurt-based employees in line with business strategy changes announced in December.
Following the transfer of publishing operations for free-to-play shooter Warface to My.com, Crytek will refocus on its core strengths of multi-platform game development and the evolution of its CRYENGINE technology. The publishing team previously responsible for Warface will be affected by these changes, though many staff members will transition to new projects internally.
Crytek Co-Founder and Managing Director, Avni Yerli, confirmed the news today, saying, “Crytek has always sought to push the boundaries of gaming, and that remains our primary goal as we scale down the business to re-focus on game and technology development first and foremost. Unfortunately, one of the inevitable effects of this process has been the redundancies we are announcing today. We are extremely grateful for the hard work and dedication of each and every person at Crytek, and the team members we now have to say goodbye to will receive comprehensive support that reflect that gratitude. We will also be on hand to offer whatever support we can as they seek to find new positions elsewhere that reflect their considerable talents.”
Crytek is an independent videogame developer, publisher, and technology provider dedicated to pushing the boundaries of gaming with its cutting-edge 3D game development platform CRYENGINE. With headquarters in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) and studios in Kiev (Ukraine), Budapest (Hungary), Sofia (Bulgaria), Seoul (South Korea), 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.
For more information visit www.crytek.com and www.cryengine.com.