Tag Archives: crytek uk
Mon, Jan 28, 2013 | 21:20 GMT
Homefront 2 developer Crytek has discussed the nature of the IP’s purchase from THQ with VG247. General manager, games Nick Button-Brown has discussed the impact of Homefront 2′s sale and Crytek’s working relationship with the former license holder.
Tue, Jun 19, 2012 | 03:46 BST
Following on from Crytek boss Cevat Yerli’s comments to press and Twitter followers about the uncertainty of demand for a new Timesplitters game, fans have launched a Facebook campaign to gather 100,000 demandees. That Yerli himself asked for a demonstration lends some hope that this effort won’t go the way of Operation Rainfall. The Timesplitters series ran to three core releases, and was the product of Free Radical, now Crytek UK.
Tue, Jun 12, 2012 | 07:46 BST
Crytek is not working on Timeplsitters 4 because it just wouldn’t work, CEO Cevat Yerli has said.
Fri, Apr 27, 2012 | 14:20 BST
Crytek UK has said TimeSplitters 4 is not in development, nixing fresh rumors from earlier in the week.
Wed, Apr 25, 2012 | 14:35 BST
OXM UK sources have said its seen TimeSplitters 4, claiming it’d be also “likely” to see the old games too in some form.
Fri, Mar 16, 2012 | 08:40 GMT
Homefront 2, when it arrives, can still make big waves despite critical reception to the first game, Crytek co-founder Avni Yerli has said.
Mon, Aug 01, 2011 | 01:55 BST
Has it really been a whole six weeks since the last Timesplitters announce rumour? Must be time for another one, then.
Mon, Jun 27, 2011 | 08:44 BST
Crytek co-founder Avni Yerli has said the company is “thinking about” how and where to bring back TimeSplitters, but insists there’s “no concrete plans” in place as yet.
Wed, Jun 22, 2011 | 08:28 BST
Crytek UK head Karl Hilton has said that a Second Sight sequel was not made due to the lack of interest with the first game.
Tue, Mar 15, 2011 | 12:24 GMT
Crytek CEO Avni Yerli has said that its UK arm is aiming to announce its new project at E3 this summer.
Fri, Jan 28, 2011 | 16:02 GMT
Wed, Nov 03, 2010 | 14:47 GMT
Remember Haze? That shooter from Free Radical, published by Ubisoft and was a PS3 exclusive? Didn’t go down too well? Its developer wants you to remember it. A lot more “gently”.
Mon, Nov 01, 2010 | 12:50 GMT
Fri, Apr 09, 2010 | 10:41 BST
TIGA’s announced today that Crytek has become the latest developer to join the UK trade association.
Mon, Mar 15, 2010 | 07:46 GMT
Thu, Oct 08, 2009 | 20:50 BST
Crytek UK boss Karl Hilton’s told Develop that the studio’s working on a brand new shooter property.
“We are currently concepting up an original IP that we hope will become a defining game series for the UK studio,” he said.
“However, in reality, the opportunity to make any kind of original FPS genre game where we get to focus on the quality of both the multiplayer and single player experience is what drives people at the studio.
“We have a strong history of creativity here, and we want to take that forward with Crytek and the CryENGINE 3.”
No other detail yet. Crytek UK rose from the ashes of Free Radical after it went pop last Christmas.
Mon, Aug 17, 2009 | 12:05 BST
Karl Hilton, head of Crytek UK – that’s Free Radical, or what was Free Rad, to you and me – has said in an interview that they are working on some “exciting” new concepts right now at the studio.
“Going forward, we’ve always made it very clear that we want to build original games and we’re going to do that, and we are concepting some of that up at the moment,” said Hilton.
“It’s early days, but there’s some really exciting stuff that we’re concepting. When we’re ready we’ll talk to publishers, and hopefully publishers will like it, and we’ll own and produce those games in our own studio.”
Although they aren’t quite ruling out the possibility of Timesplitters 4. But he does insist that if TS4 were to happen, it would be down to the demands of the market.
“Like with all businesses, content is dictated by the desires of the market. These days the mass-market shooters tend to be aimed at the hyper-realistic stuff. If developers had free reign with the CryEngine, they would easily be able to produce really bizarre, wacky wonderful stuff.”
More at MCV.
Wed, Aug 12, 2009 | 15:22 BST
Free Radical’s Karl Hilton has told Develop that Haze “had a lot of development issues which meant it wasn’t the game it should have been,” and admitted that the teams problems getting the game to run on PS3.
“A lot of them were technical issues,” he told the site. “The PS3 is a powerful machine but a difficult one to get the best out of. We spent more time trying get the game running properly and less time to design the game properly.”
After going into administration and being brought into the Crytek fold, Free Radical became Crytek UK and with access to CryEngine 3 the team’s PS3 woes are behind them thanks to the engine’s toolset.
“I don’t think we’ve seen the best out of the PS3 at all,” said Hilton, “and I definitely think one of the best things about Crytek and the CryEngine is that we’re now in the best position to get the most out of the hardware.”
More through the link.
Wed, Feb 18, 2009 | 22:33 GMT
Crytek now owns all of the rights to Free Radical projects including TimeSplitters, says 1UP.
Free Radical was at work on the shooter franchise when they were bought out, but this doesn’t mean another TimeSplitters game is a given, says managing director Anvi Yerli.
“At this early stage we’re looking into all possibilities, but it’s just too early to say,” he said.
Nor is the company’s internal focus “linked to bringing Crysis to consoles”.
With the merge, the firm has been renamed Crytek UK and plans to rehire some of the 185 staff laid off in December.
Nicely done there.
Wed, Feb 04, 2009 | 21:37 GMT
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.