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  • News You Could Get a Sequel to Xbox One Exclusive Ryse on PS4

    Guts and glory

    There’s been a lot of chatter about intellectual property ownership of late, with Sony coming under fire from some corners of the industry due to its reluctance to publish Xbox One exclusive Sunset Overdrive without controlling the brand. However, we recently wrote an article about why the manufacturer may have made the right...

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  • News Crytek Resurrects Darksiders Developers with Texas Studio

    Back from the brink

    Darksiders may have been caught by the scythe of Death, but that’s not stopping a number of former Vigil Games employees from finding new life at Crytek USA. The Austin-based outfit, announced earlier today, represents the ninth studio in the German firm’s portfolio. Its foundation follows closely in the footsteps of Crytek...

August2012

  • News Beautiful Crysis 3 CryEngine 3 Tech Demo Unveiled

    Featuring a truly magnificent toad

    A new trailer for Crysis 3 has emerged, showing off the amazingly detailed CryEngine 3. Crytech has used the trailer to point out some of CryEngine's effects such as "tessellated vegetation", "dynamic water volume caustics", "unlimited particle effects lighting" and "top secret tessellated toad tech". And believe...

April2012

  • News Crytek: TimeSplitters 4 is Not in Development

    Monkey business

    Despite rumours to the contrary, Crytek has denied that it is currently developing a fourth entry in the TimeSplitters series. The company joked in a statement to CVG that it had attempted to employ the infinite monkey theorem to develop the game, but ran over budget after purchasing seven monkeys. The developer continued that thus...

  • News Crysis 3 Announcement Evidence Exposed

    Broken invisibility cloak

    The video game sleuths are at it again – but this time it isn’t a publisher or loose-lipped employee at fault. Instead it’s Swedish magazine GameReactor, who’s somehow managed to let the cover of its upcoming issue slip out into the wild. While the cover’s not especially upfront about its contents, a series of...

March2012

  • News Crytek Confident Homefront 2 Can Succeed

    Long-term investment

    Homefront divided opinion upon its release in early 2011. Despite not receiving particularly positive reviews, the THQ published first-person shooter enjoyed a fairly favourable commercial reception, thanks in part to a strong promotional push. The sequel to Homefront is currently in development at former TimeSplitters studio...

  • News Crytek Teases "Absolutely Fantastic" Announcement

    Tears of joy

    Crytek is gearing up to announce an “absolutely fantastic” new title next month, general manager Nick Button-Brown has announced. Brown wouldn’t elaborate on the title itself, but it’s rumoured to be a sequel to the much loved TimeSplitters series. He told CVG: We still want to deliver the highest quality that we can, wherever...

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  • Rumour TimeSplitters 4 To Return Soon

    A rumour in the latest Official PlayStation Magazine hints that the TimeSplitters franchise may be on the verge of making a come-back

    The magazine notes, "Gun-wielding monkeys are finally making a comeback! A fourth TimeSplitters title is to be announced soon." Crytek UK — the studio behind the TimeSplitters titles — has previously hinted it will have something to announce after..

May2011

  • News Crysis 2: Retaliation DLC Dated, Detailed

    As with every other big-budget first-person shooter, Crysis 2 will be getting its first slice of DLC this month

    Crytek's gorgeous alien-invasion blockbuster will get a pack called "Retaliation" on May 17th. Obviously, any PlayStation DLC dates have a big question-mark looming over them while the PSN stays offline. The pack will include four new multiplayer maps, including: Park Avenue,..

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November2010

  • News Crytek Announces Warface From Its Korean Studio

    As far as bad names go, Warface has got to rank pretty highly

    Still, that's the name of Crytek's latest project currently in development at their South Korean studio. There are very, very little details at the moment, so enjoy the first screenshot above.</em> Update: Turns out this is a PC-only title. Nothing to see here PlayStation peeps.<em></em>

August2010

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  • News Crytek "Considered" Making A PlayStation 3 Exclusive

    The boss of Crytek, Cevat Yerli, has revealed in an interview that his company has "considered" making a PlayStation 3 exclusive in the past

    But don't think because Cevat is speaking in the past-tense, that the idea is totally ruled out. The boss reckons a little something could well be on the cards — but first their first priority is Crysis 2 and XBOX 360 exclusive Codename: Kingdoms. “Sony is..

  • News CryEngine 3 Licensed For PlayStation 3 Arena Shooter, Nexuiz

    You know Crytek's new engine majig, CryEngine 3, that's running the particularly pretty Crysis 2? Well, there's hope that the pretty little video game tech will end up replacing the current off-the-shelf standard, the Unreal Engine

    At least, there's hope from our corner, because we think Epic's engine looks like smeared turds up the bathroom wall. First signs of the tearful tech taking over —..

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  • News Crytek's CryEngine 3 Is Totally Available Now

    If you're a game developer type, you're probably really excited that Crytek's CryEngine 3 games engine is totally available now

    Aside from offering cutting edge next-generation graphics, CryEngine 3 is able to simultaneously test games on PC, PS3 and XBOX 360; so even if you don't know how to develop for the PS3's Cell - the CryEngine 3 will optimise the game."With its scalable graphics and..

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  • News GDC '09: CryEngine 3 Revealed For Consoles

    Crytek's infamous CryEngine is many a fanboys wetdream

    "Sure Killzone 2 might look good but, my PC's £8999 setup with Crysis set to 'uber' looks about a billion times better y'all." To which we respond - "shame the gameplay isn't very fun." Yo, burned. It's been no secret that Crytek have been working on their engine for consoles for some time now. Today at GDC their work was..