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.”
More Yerli through the link.
By Mike Bowden