'Far Cry' developer opens its first US-based studio
By Michael Barryte Jan 29, 2013, 4:34 GMT
Far Cry developer has opened its first US-based studio.
Crytek today announced the launch of its first US-based studio, Crytek USA Corp., located in Austin, Texas, USA. This is Crytek's ninth worldwide studio, following the recently-opened Crytek Istanbul, and it now positions Crytek as an international developer/publisher with a presence in Europe, Asia and North America.
"Crytek has always enjoyed a special relationship with gamers and business partners in North America, so establishing a permanent presence in the US was a natural step," said Crytek CEO, Cevat Yerli. "We are extremely excited about the work that we will be undertaking from our strategic new location in Austin, with David Adams and his team of 35 experienced developers. We believe our CryENGINE technology will enable the team we assemble to create unparalleled new gaming experiences."
David Adams, the newly appointed CEO of Crytek USA Corp., added: "I'm thrilled to be a part of the newest Crytek studio, which will boast some of the brightest development talent in the industry. The studio's launch represents Crytek’s commitment to delivering diverse and high quality content to players everywhere."
Since its foundation in 1999, Crytek has consistently been recognized for excellence in its field, earning accolades such as the 2011 Develop Award for Best Independent Studio and a 2010 Red Dot Design Award. Its multi-award winning games include Far Cry, Crysis, Crysis Warhead, Crysis 2, and Warface.
The company's headquarters are in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). Crytek also has studios in Kiev (Ukraine), Budapest (Hungary), Sofia (Bulgaria), Seoul (South Korea), Nottingham (UK), Shanghai (China), Istanbul (Turkey) and Austin, Texas (U.S.A.).