Crytek Scoops Up Ex-Vigil Staff for Austin Studio

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#101 Posted by EmuLeader (558 posts) -

@Animasta said:

@MildMolasses said:

Where does Crytek get the money to run all these studios? Crysis has done well, but not that well

I assumed they were also a central european publisher (like CDProjekt) but nope, they just made crysis and they have 6 studios for some reason?

I would assume they make a good deal of money licensing their engine like Epic does with Unreal. It seems I hear a decent amount of games running on it when they are mentioned in QL's and such.

#102 Posted by fisk0 (4033 posts) -

@manateecannon said:

It's great that some of Vigil is staying together, but man I hope Crytek picks up Darksiders.

Yeah, while I'd probably prefer it if Vigil went on with a new IP, it would be sad if Darksiders ended up in some legal limbo like with System Shock and the old Wizardry games, and becomes unavailable to purchase for future generations. I didn't play Darksiders II, but I think the first game was really interesting, maybe even historically significant as a very blatantly Zelda: Ocarina of Time inspired game, but taking that style in a direction Nintendo wouldn't.

#103 Posted by dr_mantas (1837 posts) -

You did a good thing, Crytek. You did a good thing.

#104 Posted by dreamkin (54 posts) -

@EmuLeader: Not 6... Crytek has, as of now, 9 studios. 10 if you count Heidelberg as a separate studio333

#105 Posted by Hailinel (24413 posts) -
#106 Posted by lokey013 (109 posts) -

Please someone pick up the Darksiders franchise!!!

#107 Posted by Kamizzle (25 posts) -

This is such an awesome move, I love everybody.

#108 Posted by Tychoid (52 posts) -

Darksiders 2 was such an underrated game. The story was complete garbage, but if they can get a decent writing direction for a new one, I'll be all over that. Darksiders 2 just felt like they were too scared to do anything crazy to the roles of the characters in the fiction.

#109 Posted by Cybexx (1165 posts) -

Good for Crytek, they saved Free Radical too, but we haven't seen anything come of that yet. That makes 9 Crytek studios by my count.

#110 Posted by paulunga (1993 posts) -
#111 Posted by OtakuGamer (1230 posts) -

@Cybexx said:

Good for Crytek, they saved Free Radical too, but we haven't seen anything come of that yet. That makes 9 Crytek studios by my count.

They developed the multiplayer for Crytek 2 and are working on the multiplayer for Crytek 3. They are also developing Homefront 2. So they are doing something, maybe not what we want them to i.e. Timesplitters 4 but hey, something.

I expect Vigil to do the same, just additional work for Crytek's franchises.

#112 Posted by GetEveryone (4455 posts) -

@SomeDeliCook said:

@WolfHazard said:

@SomeDeliCook: To be fair, Timesplitters sucked and Darksiders is fantastic, so there's still hope

Timesplitters 2 is better than Darksiders ever could be

In today's news: opinions!

#113 Posted by Agamemnon (33 posts) -

Thats great news! Felt kinda bad for them when they just got left in the gutter.

Too bad for those still out of a job, though :(

PS: Crytek produced Darksiders?

Snatch it up Crytek!

#114 Posted by Berserker6666 (19 posts) -

Capcom should grab Vigil games. Then we can have four horsemen and Dante fight against the hordes of demon.

#115 Posted by hermes (1415 posts) -

Good to hear. The lost of franchises is bad, but the real sad part of these news were talented people losing their jobs.

#116 Posted by kagato (911 posts) -

Im glad those guys got snapped up but now the future is even more uncertain for Darksiders, even if someone does decide to pick up the license the core team is gone. Crystal Dynamics are the only other team i would trust with the series but dosent look like Square is interested in buying.

#117 Posted by arimajinn (173 posts) -

sad ... no more darksiders

#118 Posted by arimajinn (173 posts) -

Vigil will have to make now F2P Crysis :(

#119 Posted by TMBaker (230 posts) -

Crytek Scoops Up Ex-Vigil Staff for Austin Studio

I do also hope Crytek picks up Darksiders IP, it's secret project (something involved an evolved combat system from the previous Darksiders) sound interesting.

@MildMolasses said:

Where does Crytek get the money to run all these studios? Crysis has done well, but not that well

Perhaps also the licensing of CryEngine 3 might give them the extra cash flow. Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2, Warface, MechWarrior Online, Star Citizen, Nexuiz, Evolve to name a few.

#120 Posted by Seppli (10251 posts) -

A boy can dream again of amazing dark fantasy action adventures, of the ilk of Darksiders! May the dudes that founded Vigil continue to create the games they want to make, and lighten the burden of my hours.

#121 Posted by MildMolasses (3219 posts) -

@EmuLeader said:

@Animasta said:

@MildMolasses said:

Where does Crytek get the money to run all these studios? Crysis has done well, but not that well

I assumed they were also a central european publisher (like CDProjekt) but nope, they just made crysis and they have 6 studios for some reason?

I would assume they make a good deal of money licensing their engine like Epic does with Unreal. It seems I hear a decent amount of games running on it when they are mentioned in QL's and such.

I knew they licensed their engine, I just didn't think they did it enough to account for all the studios they had. But who knows, some of those studios could be very small groups of people who are only there to offer technical support to licensees in the region

#122 Posted by Bobby_The_Great (1004 posts) -

Give Darksiders to NetherRealm. Come on, WB. You know you want it.

#123 Posted by gogosox82 (424 posts) -

This is pretty cool. I just picked up Darksiders 2 and the game is awesome. Don't know why so many people are down on it. Maybe they'll be able to get most of the team back together and do darksiders 3.

#124 Posted by OfficeGamer (1087 posts) -

@Animasta said:

@MildMolasses said:

Where does Crytek get the money to run all these studios? Crysis has done well, but not that well

I assumed they were also a central european publisher (like CDProjekt) but nope, they just made crysis and they have 6 studios for some reason?

I know right?

#125 Posted by granderojo (1778 posts) -

@OfficeGamer said:

@Animasta said:

@MildMolasses said:

Where does Crytek get the money to run all these studios? Crysis has done well, but not that well

I assumed they were also a central european publisher (like CDProjekt) but nope, they just made crysis and they have 6 studios for some reason?

I know right?

Crytek is actually a front for the Turkish mob, we reap the rewards of all that laundered money from all that quality hashish they ship in from the mid east.

#126 Posted by dvorak (1496 posts) -

I think they should just make another game like darksiders, with the team, and forget buying the license. It's not like the fiction is anything worthwhile.

#127 Posted by BasketSnake (1194 posts) -

Why don't ya'll.......

GET A 360!

#128 Posted by paulunga (1993 posts) -

@GetEveryone said:

@SomeDeliCook said:

@WolfHazard said:

@SomeDeliCook: To be fair, Timesplitters sucked and Darksiders is fantastic, so there's still hope

Timesplitters 2 is better than Darksiders ever could be

In today's news: opinions!

Also: comparing apples and oranges!

#129 Posted by HellBrendy (994 posts) -

CrySiders.

#130 Posted by LikeaSsur (1513 posts) -

@Berserker6666 said:

Capcom should grab Vigil games. Then we can have four horsemen and Dante fight against the hordes of demon.

I don't think the Four Horsemen are registered properties, given that they're religious/historical figures. Unless you mean Vigil's Four Horsemen.

#131 Posted by Amafi (705 posts) -

Good to hear at least some of the people aren't going without work. Going to be interesting to see what they do next and where the darksiders IP ends up.

#132 Posted by Cybexx (1165 posts) -

@OtakuGamer said:

@Cybexx said:

Good for Crytek, they saved Free Radical too, but we haven't seen anything come of that yet. That makes 9 Crytek studios by my count.

They developed the multiplayer for Crytek 2 and are working on the multiplayer for Crytek 3. They are also developing Homefront 2. So they are doing something, maybe not what we want them to i.e. Timesplitters 4 but hey, something.

I expect Vigil to do the same, just additional work for Crytek's franchises.

Good to know, its good that they have work. It would be nice to see Vigil continue work on that prototype they've been talking up recently but Crytek doesn't have the rights to that, at least not yet.

So the active known Crytek projects are: Crysis 3, Warface, Homefront 2 and Ryse (still on their website but may have died a quiet death).

#133 Edited by cloudnineboya (803 posts) -

Update: Crytek CEO, Cevat Yerli confirmed in a Gamasutra interview that Crytek is not intending to purchase the Darksiders IP.

Instead, Yerli stated, "It would be pretty much safe to say that this team will be working on online games." He added that Crytek USA will focus 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." 

shame i really liked the first one but not  second game, am sure thay will come up with something new and good, fresh start and all.

#134 Posted by dreamkin (54 posts) -

@Cybexx: Ryse still exists and is being actively developed. Trust me on that. It also looks awesome.

#135 Edited by KlUMZeE (318 posts) -

Good on Crytek for doing this, the Darksiders team is capable of so much it'll be interesting to see what they come up with next.

@Animasta said:

@MildMolasses said:

Where does Crytek get the money to run all these studios? Crysis has done well, but not that well

I assumed they were also a central european publisher (like CDProjekt) but nope, they just made crysis and they have 6 studios for some reason?

I think they get a lot of money from licensing out the Cry engine like what Epic does with the Unreal engine.

#136 Edited by loopy_101 (287 posts) -

@Cybexx said:

@OtakuGamer said:

@Cybexx said:

Good for Crytek, they saved Free Radical too, but we haven't seen anything come of that yet. That makes 9 Crytek studios by my count.

They developed the multiplayer for Crytek 2 and are working on the multiplayer for Crytek 3. They are also developing Homefront 2. So they are doing something, maybe not what we want them to i.e. Timesplitters 4 but hey, something.

I expect Vigil to do the same, just additional work for Crytek's franchises.

Good to know, its good that they have work. It would be nice to see Vigil continue work on that prototype they've been talking up recently but Crytek doesn't have the rights to that, at least not yet.

So the active known Crytek projects are: Crysis 3, Warface, Homefront 2 and Ryse (still on their website but may have died a quiet death).

And still no word on a new Timesplitters. How very disappointing Crytek. I feel absolutely no hype regarding either Crysis 3, Homefront 2 or Warface. It is nice to see someone has picked up Vigil, albeit partially, but I suspect that even EA would do more with such talented developers, rather than placing them at the clutures of a developer working on several poorly realised FPS projects.

#137 Posted by Darth_Mercer (65 posts) -

WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY WON'T ANY OF THESE MOTHERFUCKERS SAVE DARKSIDERS? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY?

#138 Posted by Superkenon (1418 posts) -

Scoops only means Scoops to me now.

#139 Posted by Baltimore (269 posts) -

Year of the Bow: Darksiders Edition....

#140 Posted by Cybexx (1165 posts) -

@dreamkin said:

@Cybexx: Ryse still exists and is being actively developed. Trust me on that. It also looks awesome.

Great! I just figured with the lack of enthusiasm around Kinect titles that it had just disappeared into obscurity.

#141 Edited by dreamkin (54 posts) -

@Cybexx said:

@dreamkin said:

@Cybexx: Ryse still exists and is being actively developed. Trust me on that. It also looks awesome.

Great! I just figured with the lack of enthusiasm around Kinect titles that it had just disappeared into obscurity.

Nope it did not disappear. It's an important title for both Microsoft and Crytek. Sadly I cannot say more without risking getting fired. ;)

#142 Posted by OfficeGamer (1087 posts) -

@Amafi said:

Good to hear at least some of the people aren't going without work. Going to be interesting to see what they do next and where the darksiders IP ends up.

Actually that doesn't sounds too interesting

#143 Posted by DarthB (251 posts) -

Just playing Darksider 1 right now. Gonna get 2 after that. I really hope this new team gets to finish out the series with 3 & 4.

#144 Posted by TinyGrasshopper (227 posts) -

@thabigred said:

@OfficeGamer said:

@Animasta said:

@MildMolasses said:

Where does Crytek get the money to run all these studios? Crysis has done well, but not that well

I assumed they were also a central european publisher (like CDProjekt) but nope, they just made crysis and they have 6 studios for some reason?

I know right?

Crytek is actually a front for the Turkish mob, we reap the rewards of all that laundered money from all that quality hashish they ship in from the mid east.

Maybe they license out the engine? I've never heard of a single game besides the Cryses that uses CryEngine

#145 Posted by granderojo (1778 posts) -

@TinyGrasshopper said:

@thabigred said:

@OfficeGamer said:

@Animasta said:

@MildMolasses said:

Where does Crytek get the money to run all these studios? Crysis has done well, but not that well

I assumed they were also a central european publisher (like CDProjekt) but nope, they just made crysis and they have 6 studios for some reason?

I know right?

Crytek is actually a front for the Turkish mob, we reap the rewards of all that laundered money from all that quality hashish they ship in from the mid east.

Maybe they license out the engine? I've never heard of a single game besides the Cryses that uses CryEngine

It might be best that you've never heard of the original Far Cry.

#146 Posted by TinyGrasshopper (227 posts) -

@thabigred said:

@TinyGrasshopper said:

@thabigred said:

@OfficeGamer said:

@Animasta said:

@MildMolasses said:

Where does Crytek get the money to run all these studios? Crysis has done well, but not that well

I assumed they were also a central european publisher (like CDProjekt) but nope, they just made crysis and they have 6 studios for some reason?

I know right?

Crytek is actually a front for the Turkish mob, we reap the rewards of all that laundered money from all that quality hashish they ship in from the mid east.

Maybe they license out the engine? I've never heard of a single game besides the Cryses that uses CryEngine

It might be best that you've never heard of the original Far Cry.

Any non-Crytek game that uses CryEngine then

#147 Posted by dreamkin (54 posts) -

@TinyGrasshopper said:

@thabigred said:

@TinyGrasshopper said:

@thabigred said:

@OfficeGamer said:

@Animasta said:

@MildMolasses said:

Where does Crytek get the money to run all these studios? Crysis has done well, but not that well

I assumed they were also a central european publisher (like CDProjekt) but nope, they just made crysis and they have 6 studios for some reason?

I know right?

Crytek is actually a front for the Turkish mob, we reap the rewards of all that laundered money from all that quality hashish they ship in from the mid east.

Maybe they license out the engine? I've never heard of a single game besides the Cryses that uses CryEngine

It might be best that you've never heard of the original Far Cry.

Any non-Crytek game that uses CryEngine then

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryengine#Games_using_CryEngine

#148 Posted by OfficeGamer (1087 posts) -

@dreamkin said:

@TinyGrasshopper said:

@thabigred said:

@TinyGrasshopper said:

@thabigred said:

@OfficeGamer said:

@Animasta said:

@MildMolasses said:

Where does Crytek get the money to run all these studios? Crysis has done well, but not that well

I assumed they were also a central european publisher (like CDProjekt) but nope, they just made crysis and they have 6 studios for some reason?

I know right?

Crytek is actually a front for the Turkish mob, we reap the rewards of all that laundered money from all that quality hashish they ship in from the mid east.

Maybe they license out the engine? I've never heard of a single game besides the Cryses that uses CryEngine

It might be best that you've never heard of the original Far Cry.

Any non-Crytek game that uses CryEngine then

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryengine#Games_using_CryEngine

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