Crytek – Exclusive or Multiplatform Titles
There’s been some confusion over Crytek’s studio boss Cevat Yerli recently announced that the Crysis series will no longer be exclusive to the PC. It’s no wonder since Crytek has subsequently announced the PC exclusive title Crysis Warhead, leaving console players scratching their heads, and a little disappointed.
Crytek’s business manager, Harald Seeley spoke to Next Generation about the apparent paradox to set players straight.
When Cevat said we would not create new PC exclusives, he was referring to any new projects we will start in the future. Of course Warhead has been under development for quite some time, and we had no desire or intention to disappoint our loyal PC fans. So, after some careful consideration, we decided to continue our support for the PC Crysis franchise with this release. But yes, all new franchises we develop in the future will be created with a cross platform strategy in mind. Of course we’re also aware of the danger of making a game that is only designed for one particular audience and platform, and failing to meet the needs of the others. So any game we create will always offer something unique on each platform and will be carefully tuned to both the capabilities and strengths of that platform, as well as the intended audience.
Seeley also has a few words on copyright protection and piracy, but doesn’t give in to the hysteria plaguing PC developers these days. He also gives gamers a look at the new CryENGINE 2. Catch the full Q&A with Crytek’s Harald Seeley on Next Generation.