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Microsoft Considered Crytek Acquisition

Microsoft at one point was considering attempting to acquire Crytek and make the German developer a first-party developer, reports Official Xbox 360 Magazine. "And the relationship with Crytek is a perfect example. The first time we met with [Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli] and the team was around seven or eight years ago, and we started talking about what it'd mean for them to become first party," says MS vice president Phil Spencer. "And it was a process of what do you guys want to do, what's unique for us, and they were just going to do Crysis, and they'd just come out of Far Cry, and we said we've probably got enough military future shooters, so go do that." Thanks Develop.

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5. Re: Microsoft Considered Crytek Acquisition Jul 5, 2011, 13:48 DangerDog
 
Dodged that bullet, I doubt Crytek would exist today if MS had "acquired" them.  
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