Some interesting news has come out of Crytek today as the development team behind Warface have announced they've split away from Crytek and set up their own studio, although they'll continue to work on the game despite the change.
The new studio, named Blackwood Games, will work in partnership with Crytek despite splintering off into an independent studio.
It’s very important for us to focus on developing Warface in a way that lives up to players’ expectations. We have kept the development team intact, and their expertise will allow us to move forward with our plans and ideas.
Michael Khaimzon, who will head the new studio, said it was a tough decision to leave Crytek after all these years, but that change was needed to evolve.
Crytek's CEO Avni Yerli also appeared to welcome the move, citing that it will lead to a "closer partnership with the game's publisher", while Crytek focus on it's core portfolio of other games.