WarfaceThe developers leave Crytek and take the game with them, while the publisher has only one current video game project.
Crytek announced Wednesday that the six-year-old Warface is now being developed by an independent studio, Blackwood Games, founded by WarfaceMichael Khaimzon, Creative Director, and the current development team of Cryteks Studio in Kiev.
Crytek Kiev, the headquarters of Crytek in Frankfurt, and a studio in Turkey were the only development sites that were sold in five more studios after a reorganization in 2016, the second in two years.
"Blackwood will continue to develop the Warface franchise, including any previously announced updates," Crytek said in a statement, citing the move as "a major strategic and structural change."
"This reorganization allows us to focus on our own core IPs and long-term plans," said Avry Yerli, Crytek's Chief Executive, in a statement.
The move follows a year in which Crytek founder Cevat Yerli stepped down as chief executive and handed over control to his brothers Avni and Faruk. Later in 2018, Crytek sold the Timesplitters franchise to THQ Nordic.
Crytek's only known game is under development Hunt: Showdown, currently in early access to Steam. This game began in 2013 when Crytek opened its Crytek USA studio with the remains of the Darksiders developer Vigil Games, which plunged into THQ's bankruptcy this year. The leadership of Crytek USA was abruptly ended in the difficulties of 2014 and the development of this game was brought back to the Crytek headquarters in Frankfurt.
In 2016, Crytek completed another five development studios. Only the studios in Frankfurt and Kiev stayed with us. At the time, Crytek said it would focus on its CryEngine technology and continue to "develop and maintain high quality IPs." Since then it has released two titles: The rise and Robinson: The journey, both virtual reality experiences.
Warface a free-play first-person shooter, originally introduced on the Windows PC in 2013 and then on the Xbox 360 in 2014. There were already 25 million users this year. Warface started a Battle Royale mode at the end of 2017 as this excitement was in full swing and launched on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in late summer last year. In November, there were several titles that supported not only the Xbox One but also keyboard and mouse control Warframe (no relationship), Was Thunder, Wargroove and Warhammer: Vermintide 2,