Far Cry creator Crytek has announced its satellite office in Kiev has been promoted to 'full development studio status' and is now working on a new game based and an original IP.
The move comes as Crytek looks to grow its already-successful business in Germany.
The new game will be built on the studio's CryENGINE 2 tech, which was originally used and built for upcoming game Crysis and will also be made available to modders and other studios as middleware.
"Our Kiev studio has been recruiting and growing for the past year and a half. The highly talented team there has undergone an intensive training period, and in that time they have made an invaluable contribution to our production in Frankfurt” said Faruk Yerli, Managing Director of Crytek.
“Now that our CryENGINE 2 middleware has reached the point of maturity where it can be used to support both different types and styles of games, and run on multiple platforms, we thought it was the optimum time to begin work on a new project based on our own new and original intellectual property, and elevate the Kiev operation to full studio status."