Crytek has set up a new studio in Austin, Texas. They have also hired the Vigil developers who were laid off during THQ’s sale.
They have said that this expansion is a strategic move and helps them embrace exciting new game, engine and business development opportunities in North America and beyond.
“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.”
Vigil’s David Adams was appointed as the CEO of Crytek USA and this is what he said: “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.”
It’s not clear what the U.S. studio will be working on but there could be an announcement in the future.
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