Crytek are going to announce a huge license deal. Maybe it will reinstate the studio.

Discussion in 'Console Industry' started by Cyan, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. Cyan

    Cyan orange
    Legend Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Messages:
    8,772
    Likes Received:
    2,421
    In order to get out of financial strife, Crytek have secured a licensing deal that hopefully will put the company back on track, so they don't suffer from financial woes anymore.

    It seems like an aggressive move from either Sony or Microsoft (maybe Nintendo, I think they would love the CryEngine to use in games no matter how their philosophy is). We shall know soon...

    Anyways, the point is that now that they landed this deal the company will be financially stable again. After not being able to pay some of their employees this can put the company back in the limelight after some turbulent years.

    A number of important team members left Crytek months ago, and they took Homefront 2 with them, because much of that team has ended up at Deep Silver.

    http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/03...icensing-deal-huge-will-announce-partner-soon
     
    #1 Cyan, Mar 17, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2015
  2. Rangers

    Legend

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2006
    Messages:
    12,430
    Likes Received:
    1,228
    I can only think "huge" to mean with the military or some govt entity. Doesn't seem like a private corp would have those kinds of resources.
     
    Prophecy2k likes this.
  3. DieH@rd

    Legend Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2006
    Messages:
    6,175
    Likes Received:
    2,101
    They burned bridges with EA and Ubi, maybe MS will task them to create something new for Xbone.

    Or maybe, some deal with Facebook/Oculus.
     
    #3 DieH@rd, Mar 17, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2015
  4. DSoup

    DSoup meh
    Legend Veteran Subscriber

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2007
    Messages:
    11,517
    Likes Received:
    6,441
    Location:
    London, UK
    Government and military mostly use Virtual Battlespace 3 which is a massively complex simulation system with a great toolchain and a large number of simulation plugins provided by other companies. You want to develop a CBRN detection simulation software for the battlefield or first responders, you write it for VBS3. You want to prototype a new piece of equipment in the battlefield, you model it's performance and capabilities in VBS3 because most NATO key partners use it, as well as plenty of other people.
     
    Shoujoboy and Grall like this.
  5. Globalisateur

    Globalisateur Globby
    Veteran Regular

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2013
    Messages:
    3,217
    Likes Received:
    1,916
    Location:
    France
    Microsoft would be the logical choice as Ryse is still considered the graphical reference on XB1 for many.
     
    temesgen and FarticusMaximus like this.
  6. Grall

    Grall Invisible Member
    Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2002
    Messages:
    10,801
    Likes Received:
    2,173
    Location:
    La-la land
    Eh, if they're getting bought out, anyone with the resources and perceived desire would be "the logical choice"; we all have eyes, we can all see the graphics Crytek has created, not just on the bone but especially the PC.

    Anyway, I sure hope they're not getting bought out by either console vendor. We've got enough exclusive shit as it is.
     
  7. ToTTenTranz

    Legend Veteran Subscriber

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2008
    Messages:
    10,438
    Likes Received:
    4,987
    I wonder if Crytek still has talent who didn't leave the company yet or if they've been reduced to little more than IP value.

    Regardless, if I were to buy Crytek, I'd do it on the condition that the Yerli brothers leave the management permanently.
     
  8. bgroovy

    Regular Newcomer

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2014
    Messages:
    740
    Likes Received:
    569
    But MS already has a big multigame licensing deal with Epic for Unreal Engine 4.
     
    Globalisateur likes this.
  9. London-boy

    London-boy Shifty's daddy
    Legend Subscriber

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2002
    Messages:
    21,611
    Likes Received:
    5,371
    The wording is interesting... It's a licensing deal, so they're not being bought outright by anyone, but their engine will be used by someone on something big.

    I have to say, announcing and announcement is such a tease. Just announce the bloody thing, don't announce that you will announce something huge soon!
     
  10. ToTTenTranz

    Legend Veteran Subscriber

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2008
    Messages:
    10,438
    Likes Received:
    4,987
    Crytek says big partnership will be announced soon... in the day before nVidia's keynote.
    Hum...
     
    Prophecy2k likes this.
  11. Prophecy2k

    Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2007
    Messages:
    2,467
    Likes Received:
    377
    Location:
    The land that time forgot
    Is this that they (Crytek) are licensing their engine to a a big company, or that they (Crytek) have secured a deal to start making licensed games on behalf of a major publisher?
     
  12. dobwal

    Legend Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2005
    Messages:
    5,146
    Likes Received:
    1,163
    Maybe EA, Activision or Ubisoft as a licensee.
     
  13. ToTTenTranz

    Legend Veteran Subscriber

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2008
    Messages:
    10,438
    Likes Received:
    4,987
    EA wouldn't make sense. They should be happy enough with Frostbyte.
    Ubisoft has Dunia, which is kind of an early fork of the CryEngine itself.


    Perhaps Zenimax/Bethesda for the next Fallout and/or Elder Scrolls?
     
  14. Shortbread

    Shortbread Island Hopper
    Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2013
    Messages:
    4,061
    Likes Received:
    2,277
    Seeing as MS has purchased Mojang (Minecraft), for a pretty penny... I would think MS management would be more interested in making (keeping) Mojang successful, as well as getting the other purchased internal studios (specifically, the lack luster ones) into better shape.
     
    #14 Shortbread, Mar 17, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2015
  15. L. Scofield

    Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2007
    Messages:
    2,559
    Likes Received:
    323
    It's going to be a chinese or korean company. I'm positive about it.
     
  16. Silent_Buddha

    Legend

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2007
    Messages:
    16,632
    Likes Received:
    5,651
    This is most likely, IMO. Perhaps they've gotten a deal from Tencent Holdings in China (one of the largest companies in the world) or one of the massive Korean PC publishers.

    There's also a potential that an investment group in Russia might try to make a big play. Crytek's F2P shooter was fairly popular there and PC gaming is on the rise there as well (many Korean MMO's get Russian translations and releases before the rest of the world).

    Tencent would be huge. Although Tencent already holds a major stake in Epic Games and thus Unreal Engine.

    Other than that, out of the Western Publishers, only Microsoft really makes sense. Or perhaps Activision wants to acquire a universal engine for use by their studios? I don't see Activision as very likely, however.

    Regards,
    SB
     
    Cyan likes this.
  17. Globalisateur

    Globalisateur Globby
    Veteran Regular

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2013
    Messages:
    3,217
    Likes Received:
    1,916
    Location:
    France
    INDEED! Minecraft - Cry Engine exclusive XB1 hololensed edition? :runaway:
     
    TheAlSpark likes this.
  18. dobwal

    Legend Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2005
    Messages:
    5,146
    Likes Received:
    1,163
    Bethesda is already a licensee of the cryengine so is Take2. Frostbite doesn't seem to be loved much at EA as outside of DICE, only Bioware makes regular use of it.
     
    Cyan likes this.
  19. DieH@rd

    Legend Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2006
    Messages:
    6,175
    Likes Received:
    2,101
    What if Nvidia contracted them to create new Crysis game for Nvidia Shield console? :D
     
  20. TheAlSpark

    TheAlSpark Moderator
    Moderator Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2004
    Messages:
    21,007
    Likes Received:
    6,212
    Location:
    ಠ_ಠ
    Why would nVidia do something that lost them money?


    .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
     
    Silent_Buddha and BRiT like this.
Loading...

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Beyond3D has been around for over a decade and prides itself on being the best place on the web for in-depth, technically-driven discussion and analysis of 3D graphics hardware. If you love pixels and transistors, you've come to the right place!

    Beyond3D is proudly published by GPU Tools Ltd.
Loading...