Leading Developer Returns to its Roots With Investment in Turkey
ISTANBUL AND FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany, Jan. 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Crytek
GmbH today announced the official opening of Crytek Istanbul, the
eighth addition to their worldwide family of studios. The official
launch of Crytek Istanbul took place at the city's ÇIrağan Palace, with
Turkey's Minister of Science, Industry and Technology, Nihat Ergün, in
attendence to welcome the announcement.
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Supporting the growth of Crytek's free-to-play business, Crytek Istanbul
will focus their energy on Crytek's Warface and GFACE brands, as well
as overseeing the growth of the CryENGINE® business in Turkey, and the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region.
Cevat Yerli, CEO of Crytek GmbH, expressed his excitement at the
unveiling of the new office. "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. 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."
Serhat Bekdemir, Managing Director of Crytek Istanbul, highlighted
Turkey's rich potential. "Crytek's decision to establish a permanent
base in Turkey underscores the company's commitment to leading the way
into promising new territories. 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
The studio's arrival also marks a return to the roots of Avni, Cevat and
Faruk Yerli; the three Turkish brothers who founded Crytek in 1999.
About Crytek GmbH
Crytek GmbH ("Crytek") is an independent company at the forefront of the
interactive entertainment industry, and is dedicated to pushing the
boundaries of gaming by creating standout experiences for Xbox 360,
Playstation 3, PC, mobile devices and games-as-service using their
cutting-edge 3D-Game-Technology, CryENGINE®.
The company's headquarters are in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). Crytek
also has studios in Kiev (Ukraine), Budapest (Hungary), Sofia
(Bulgaria), Seoul (South Korea), Nottingham (UK), Shanghai (China) and
Since its foundation in 1999, Crytek has consistently been recognized
for excellence in its field, earning accolades such as the 2011 Develop
Award for Best Independent Studio and a 2010 Red Dot Design Award. Its
multi-award winning games include Far Cry®, Crysis® (awarded best PC
Game of E3 2007 and Best Technology at the 2008 Game Developers Choice
Awards), Crysis Warhead® (awarded Best Graphics Technology at IGN Best
of 2008 Awards), Crysis® 2 (awarded Best Shooter of E3 2010 and
Gamescom 2010) and Warface (awarded Best Social/Casual/Online Game of
Gamescom 2012). For more information, please visit http://www.crytek.com.
SOURCE: Crytek GmbH
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