Crytek Istanbul Opens Its Doors - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 18 January 2013 / 3,035 Views

Crytek has announced that it has opened up a new studio in Istanbul, called Crytek Istanbul. This is Crytek's eighth studios. The new studio will focus on Crytek's free-to-play games Warface and GFACE. The studio will also work on growing the CryEngine business in Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa.

"Crytek Istanbul not only opens the door to further growth, it represents reinvestment in a country that has special bonds for us as a company," said Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli. "We have had ambitions and aspirations to invest in Turkey for a long time and believe the moment is now right to bring those plans to fruition. From day one, we will work hard to make a positive impact in Turkey and further solidify Crytek's reputation for quality and innovation."

"Crytek's decision to establish a permanent base in Turkey underscores the company's commitment to leading the way into promising new territories," said the Managing Director of Crytek Istanbul Serhat Bekemir. "As a growing video game market, Turkey is the perfect place for Crytek to expand its profile and establish bonds with a whole new set of enthusiastic players, developers and business partners."

This is the second studio Crytek has opened in six months. Crytek Shanghai was opened in August 2012. The studio is working on improving the CryEngine, as well as improving relations with its customers and potential customers in Asia.

Crytek was founded in 1999 by three Turkish brothers, Avni, Cevat and Faruk Yerli.

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cusman (on 21 January 2013)

Turkey is both Europe and Asia. It is smart of CryTek to focus on improving and providing their game engine to other developers all over the world and having local offices setup to improve the localization and business relations.

Zappykins (on 18 January 2013)

Wow, interesting - mixing it up with a different Culture. I look forward to seeing what different kind of games they create.

Ucell (on 18 January 2013)

Crytek in Asia...seems like game developers are finally focussing here. Oh wait, Istanbul is also a part of Europe, isn't it?