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Crytek CEO: company is 'absolutely' safe, bankruptcy 'never the case'

If Crytek's "transitional phase" remains sustainable, it will become a go-to example among industry insiders of how not to handle such a difficult time. Speaking with Eurogamer, Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli opens up about how the company has shifted its strategy from retail to software as a service, whic...

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Crytek CEO: F2P games catching up with next-gen production values is 'just a matter of time'

North America and Europe welcome Warface on PC today, a big step for a game that is itself a big step for its developer, Crytek. Warface is the company's first free-to-play game, the first step in a planned journey that culminates in the Crysis and Ryse studio going fully free-to-play within five y...

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Hit List Q&A: Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli

In the "Hit List" from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, the video game industry's top talents describe their current gaming addictions, their most anticipated releases and more. This week: Cevat Yerli, CEO of Crytek. Cevat Yerli is President and CEO of Crytek, creator of the CryENG...

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Yerli: Crytek plans to be fully free-to-play within 5 years

Crytek's plan to transition to free-to-play games includes expanding the studio's role as a service provider, building upon the GFace gaming platform, CEO Cevat Yerli tells Venture Beat. Crytek should be fully free-to-play within five years, he says. "We decided five or six years ago that we want t...

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Crytek opens Istanbul (not Constantinople) studio

Crytek recently announced the opening of its eighth studio, Crytek Istanbul. The Turkish studio will support Crytek's free-to-play ambitions as well as the Warface and Gface brands. While Crytek's primary headquarters are located in Germany, its three founders are Turkish brothers: Avni, Faruk and ...

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Crytek's franchise getting more 'flexible' after Crysis 3, possibly F2P

Though the tale of Prophet, the guy underneath the nanosuit, will conclude with Crysis 3, Crytek is hardly ready to call it quits on that universe. Cevat Yerli, CEO and President of Crytek, says it "doesn't mean it's the end of the franchise." In fact, Crytek is already in the initial stages of dev...

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Crytek CEO: CryEngine 3 Wii U game coming from a 'respected developer'

Though Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli thinks highly of the Wii U, he doesn't seem to believe the German developer has "a business case" that "justifies" developing a game for the system. Yerli adds, however, that Crytek's impressive engine (powering Crysis 3 next) has already been licensed for a Wii U proj...

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Crytek CEO: TimeSplitters could return as free-to-play title

Crytek won't be making a traditional retail TimeSplitters title, according to Cevat Yerli, the company's CEO (not a huge surprise, really). In an interview with VideoGamer, Yerli said he wished the company could develop it, saying, "I love the idea, I love the brand, I love everything – but t...

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Post-Crysis 3, Crytek goes free-to-play

Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli revealed that all future projects from the company will be free-to-play, according to an interview with VideoGamer.com. Yerli noted that "the future is online and free-to-play," and that the company is in a transitional phase, focusing future games and platforms around those ...

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Crytek developing Homefront sequel with THQ

Having shuttered Kaos Studios, the developer of Homefront, THQ has secured a new partnership to develop the next title in the FPS franchise. A sequel to Homefront will be developed in collaboration with Crytek, the company behind Far Cry, Crysis and the visually opulent CryEngine platform. "We...

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