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Crytek Closes 5 Studios, Possibly Sells Warface to Mail.ru

Crytek has had a rough 2016 culminating in today's announcement that it is closing five of its seven studios. The only two to remain in operation are Frankfurt, Germany and Kiev, Ukraine. Rumor also has it that Crytek has sold Warface and its sequel to Mail.ru, though this remains unsubstantiated at this point.

Crytek has written that it will be concentrating to "refocus on its core strengths of developing innovative games and game development technology".

Crytek Co-Founder and Managing Director, Avni Yerli, said: “Undergoing such transitions is far from easy, and we’d like to sincerely thank each and every staff member – past and present – for their hard work and commitment to Crytek. These changes are part of the essential steps we are taking to ensure Crytek is a healthy and sustainable business moving forward that can continue to attract and nurture our industry’s top talent. The reasons for this have been communicated internally along the way. Our focus now lies entirely on the core strengths that have always defined Crytek – world-class developers, state-of-the-art technology and innovative game development, and we believe that going through this challenging process will make us a more agile, viable, and attractive studio, primed for future success.”

Source: Kotaku (linked above) and Crytek press announcement

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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom

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