Cevat Yerli: Crytek will leave Germany if action games are banned

Tuesday, 4 August 2009 23:10 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Crytek’s Cevat Yerli has stated that if Germany bans action games, the company will be forced to relocate to another country.

“A ban on action games in Germany is concerning us because it is essentially like banning the German artists that create them,” he stated. “If the German creative community can’t effectively participate in one of the most important cultural mediums of our future, we will be forced to relocate to other countries.

“The current political discussion will deprive German talent of its place on the global game development stage, and deprive German consumers of entertainment that is considered safe and fun around the world.”

German legislators are contemplating a ban on action games due to the inherent violence contained in them.

This would mean that not only would retailers be prohibited from selling titles of this genre, but companies could no longer manufacture or develop action titles either.

More over on PC Games Germany.