Post by Dan @ 10:31am 29/01/13 | 6 Comments
The Germany-based game developer and CryEngine technology creator Crytek has revealed another surprise expansion, with the announcement of Crytek USA, a new North American base of operations, located in Austin, Tx.
Crytek today unveiled their ninth worldwide studio, situated in Austin, Texas, USA. Crytek USA Corp. is the company’s first US-based studio and is ideally placed to embrace exciting new game, engine and business development opportunities in North America and beyond.The news comes suspiciously soon after Austin-based studio Vigil games failed to find a buyer during THQ's bankruptcy proceedings.
Industry publication Gamasutra reached out to Crytek for more info on the likely Vigil connection, confirming that the studio's refugees were a factor in the creation of the new company.
The newly-formed Crytek USA Corp. will be located in Austin, Texas, and headed by CEO David Adams, the former GM and co-owner of local Darksiders developer Vigil.Gamasutra points out that Crytek USA marks Crytek's ninth development studio worldwide, with others in Germany, UK, Ukraine, Hungary, Bulgaria, Seoul, Shanghai and, Istanbul.
Having recently acquired the franchise rights for Homefront 2, with plans to continue development of the game without a publishing partner for now, Crytek is looking pretty cashed up. If they intend to scoop up the Darksiders rights, during the remainder of THQ's bankruptcy process, maybe we will see more of the four horsemen after all.