Crytek opens new studio in Hungary

Crytek opens new studio in Hungary
Michael French

By Michael French

May 18th 2007 at 3:00PM

German studio Crytek is expanding once again with the opening of a new studio in Budapest.

The new office joins the company's already established Frankfurt, Germany-based studio, responsible for Far Cry and upcoming shooter Crysis, and the recently promoted Kiev, Ukraine outfit which earlier this week was confirmed to be working on a new IP project.

The move into Hungary is another step in the company's decision to expand the number of genres for which Crytek is making games and keep driving forward activity behind its CryENGINE 2 technology.

"After considering a number of different options over the last two years, we chose to open our next studio in Budapest because it is both a wonderful city in which to work and live, and because we were able to draw on a significant pool of very qualified and experienced game development talent already in place there.” said Avni Yerli, MD of Crytek.

“We think it is a great way to widen our horizons and develop for a new gaming genre while continuing our company’s strategic growth and expansion. It is also an opportunity to further leverage all the effort that our team has put into developing our proprietary CryENGINE 2 technology while building on our tradition of producing the highly innovative and creative kind of games for which we are known."