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Frankfurt am Main ––––– May, 29th 2024

Crytek GmbH Appoints Christopher Schmitz as New Chief Operating Officer

Crytek are set to continue driving improvements across all departments with the new appointment to the chief operations post

Frankfurt, DE – 29th May, 2024 – Today, legacy video game and software developer Crytek are proud to announce the appointment of Christopher Schmitz as their new Chief Operating Officer effective from 1st June, 2024. Bringing over 30 years of industry experience to the company, Christopher joins Crytek’s executive team in underscoring the company's commitment to operational excellence and strategic growth.

In his role as COO, Christopher will oversee development and live operations of Crytek games, with a focus on strategic planning and implementation to ensure efficiency across all company daily operations. With a look to consistently enhancing the organization's overall performance, Crytek are set to continue driving improvements across all departments with the new appointment to the chief operations post.

"We are thrilled to welcome Christopher as Chief Operating Officer at Crytek," said Avni Yerli, CEO of Crytek GmbH. "His vast experience and proven track record in operational leadership make him the ideal candidate to help steer us towards continued success as we focus on progress through industry leading innovation, growth and development."

Christopher’s distinguished career spans over three decades, during which he has held numerous leadership positions in the video game and software industries. With a broad range of expertise, ranging from his early career in game development and production to his COO background, Chrisopher’s skillset has evolved into a tapestry of strategic insight, game development operations and the company-level supporting services necessary to drive success.

Prior to joining Crytek, Christopher served as Chief Operating Officer at Remedy Entertainment Plc, the Finnish game developer behind major titles including Alan Wake, Max Payne, Quantum Break and more.

"I am absolutely thrilled to be joining Crytek, a studio famous for pushing the boundaries of video gaming,” said Christopher. “It's truly an honor to be part of such an iconic team and I'm eager to dive in and work together with Crytek's exceptional talent, to keep creating groundbreaking games that amaze and excite our fans. I look forward to driving our operations to new heights and achieving remarkable things together."

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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), and Istanbul (Turkey), Crytek has created multiple award-winning titles, including the original Far Cry, the Crysis series, Ryse: Son of Rome, The Climb, Robinson: The Journey and Hunt: Showdown. 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.

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