Crytek USA Corp rises from Vigil’s ashes

Crytek has announced the opening of a new studio in Austin, Texas that is staffed in part by the core team of the recently closed Vigil Games.

Dubbed Crytek USA Corp, the studio will be led by Vigil co-founder David Adams. The new CEO is one of three dozen ex-Vigil employees.

"I’m thrilled to be a part of the newest Crytek studio, which will boast some of the brightest development talent in the industry," Adams said. "The studio’s launch represents Crytek’s commitment to delivering diverse and high quality content to players everywhere."

Crytek has always enjoyed a special relationship with gamers and business partners in North America, so establishing a permanent presence in the US was a natural step,” said Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli.

Yerli told Gamasutra that the new branch would be working on "online games and kick-ass triple-A productions… It is going to be quite a significant investment for Crytek over the next five years.”

Vigil shutdown last week after the late THQ failed to find a buyer for the studio and its Darksiders franchise. A franchise that Yerli stated would not be purchased by Crytek, despite previously purchasing the Homefront IP from THQ for $500,000.

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