Crytek “wouldn’t exist” as a new company today, says Yerli

By Mike, Wednesday, 20 August 2008 12:28 GMT

Speaking with GI, Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli, said that the company “wouldn’t exist” if it had started out today.

“Absolutely, nowadays I don’t think Crytek could have set up,” he said. “It wouldn’t exist. The situation has changed drastically – the competition is more serious, companies have consolidated, costs have increased, the platforms are getting more difficult to enter.

“For example, to make a next-gen PC title entering the market now we’d need about EUR 10-12 million, even for a newcomer, to make an FPS as good as Far Cry was back then. To get the trust and commitment from a publisher for a newby studio…I think it’s quite impossible.”

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By Mike Bowden

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