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Former Vigil Members Now With Crytek USA

Publisher and developer Crytek has just revealed they have opened a brand new studio in Austin, Texas. At the helm is David Adams, as well as 35 former members of the dev. studio Vigil Games, the creators of the Darksiders franchise. If you can recall, Vigil and Darksiders were among the rare brands that weren't picked up after THQ went tits up.

"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."

Word is that David Adams is the newly appointed CEO of Crytek USA Corp. 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.”

Okay, it certainly going to be interesting witness what they plan make using these talented people (as long as it's not a casual game for smartphones and iPads).

Meanwhile, we still have absolutely no info on what's going on with the next Darksiders game and if it will ever see the light of day.


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Bubu Jan 29 2013, 03:59 am EST
Ok what abut warhammer dark milenim?
Vader [STAFF] Jan 29 2013, 04:04 am EST
There's a very good chance that Warhammer 40k Dark Millenium is drowning sewer shit even as we speak.
LostPcGamer Jan 29 2013, 04:55 am EST
No it will just be more F2P games. Remember the CEO already said Crytek 3 and Homefront 2 will be there last sp game.

Frankly I would be surprised if no one knows this after his constant bitching about sales and piracy. Not to mention he views F2P as the holy grail of gaming.
  Vader: Don't say F2P I have to turn around 16 times in my sw…
paradoxjast Jan 29 2013, 01:58 pm EST
Anyone else find it slightly interesting that they chose Austin?

That is where a lot of the programming work for Star Citizen is going on, and it's the most prolific game in the works right now that uses the new Crytek3 Engine. (AFAIK, I could be wrong, but 'prolific' is up to each individual to decide)
CJ_Parker Jan 29 2013, 02:44 pm EST
Not interesting at all. Not even slightly. Everyone is in Austin, dude. Nuttin' ta do with Star Citizen. BioWare, Actiblizz, NCsoft... they all have their Austin offices. In North America, Austin is gaming central together with L.A. and Montreal.

That's why Cloud Imperium Games is in Austin and that's why Vigil was in Austin and why Crytek took the opportunity to get a foot in the Austin door by taking over Vigil. Definitely no special link to Star Citizen. Crytek, like everyone else, just want to be where all the game development talent is. Simple as that. Nothing special, nothing to see here, move along dammit...
Vader [STAFF] Jan 29 2013, 03:10 pm EST
Except, of course, Darksiders. This is probably a sign that they're gonna make something. My suggestion would be: Darksiders 3 - iPad-only! Think. It's cheap to make and the development won't last too long. A quick earner, baby. That's the stuff. Money, MONEEYY!!!
  LostPcGamer: Doubt it Crytech already stated they have no interest…
Vader: The apple cock is where all the action is unfortunate…
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