Free Radical to be rebranded Crytek UK

Wednesday, 4th February 2009 21:19 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Free Radical is to be renamed Crytek UK, it’s now been confirmed.

Crytek issued a statement today finally admitting it’s bought the developer.

“Free Radical Design is a great fit to Crytek and its culture, given that Free Radical has a proven track record on delivering high quality games,” said Crytek boss Avni Yerli.

“The combination of this team, the Crytek network and our CryENGINE technology will be a foundation for outstanding gaming experiences and a magnet for the best talent in the UK.”

Free Radical as was will form Crytek’s fifth devlopment facility.



  1. Psychotext

    Nice, Crytek UK is a name I can support. :D

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Johnny Cullen

    Nooo I dont like it =(

    Free Radical is a name I love so dear so being re-named to Crytek UK is like a cow being branded something with a hot steel.

    Conisder me sad :(

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Shatner

    “Add new tag”?

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Patrick Garratt


    #4 6 years ago
  5. Gekidami

    Urgh, Crytek UK? Thats lame, buy a company just to rename it as soon as, it isnt right…

    #5 6 years ago
  6. JesteR

    I remember Crytek complaing that too many people downloaded Crysis on torrent and that they didnt make any money. Guess they just whined like everyone else in the industry.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Robo_1

    I’ll kind of miss Free Radical. Does all of FR’s IP transfer over to Crytek now then?

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Whizzo

    Of course it does.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Hunam


    I love crytek, they are one of the best devs around, but for fucks sake, leave the name alone!

    Free Radical is teh winners name.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. ecu

    Nah, I think the name is a good choice. They’re not really Free Radical anymore, are they? New beginning n’all.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Hunam

    Bleh. I’m still pissed at Irrational being rebranded.

    Take 2 Boston/Australia doesn’t connect with me as a consumer.

    #11 6 years ago

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