Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:

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.

View
11 Replies. 1 pages. Viewing page 1.
< Newer [ 1 ] Older >

11. Re: Microsoft Considered Crytek Acquisition Jul 6, 2011, 01:55 Tanto Edge
 
They once considered publishing a revolutionary online game by a little ol' studio known as Bunjie.
Then they remembered they were Microshaft and promptly buggered that one into the ground with a fifteen inch rubber schlong.
 
Avatar 13202
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=705LEH3j2g0&t=0m24s
http://www.youtube.com/user/tantoedge
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
10. Re: Microsoft Considered Crytek Acquisition Jul 5, 2011, 19:12 AdamK47
 
Microsoft would have pushed them to make an Xbox game every 1.5 years and the result would have been mediocre and deemed a failure. Microsoft would have closed the studio down 3 to 4 years ago after a couple of those. Tis the oblivious way of the giant stumbling publisher. Makes you wonder how much more time Bioware has with EA.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
9. Re: Microsoft Considered Crytek Acquisition Jul 5, 2011, 16:23 necrosis
 
DNForever wrote on Jul 5, 2011, 16:07:
Crysis kicked ass. I could've done without the corny Korean shouting and that part where you float around the alien stronghold goes on pretty long, but overall that game was great. Haven't played Crysis 2 or Warhead yet.
Warhead == Crysis with less floaty alien bullshit. There are still alien's but a lot less.

Crysis 2 is just shit.
 
Avatar 16007
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
8. Re: Microsoft Considered Crytek Acquisition Jul 5, 2011, 16:07 DNForever
 
Crysis kicked ass. I could've done without the corny Korean shouting and that part where you float around the alien stronghold goes on pretty long, but overall that game was great. Haven't played Crysis 2 or Warhead yet.  
Avatar 56259
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
7. Re: Microsoft Considered Crytek Acquisition Jul 5, 2011, 15:46 Draugr
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Jul 5, 2011, 15:32:
killer_roach wrote on Jul 5, 2011, 12:36:
Kajetan wrote on Jul 5, 2011, 11:17:
Yeah, Yerli fits perfectly to any big publisher. Always willing to say anything to support the corporations interests, even if it's utter bullshit and Yerli has to contradict himself everytime. But that's ok. It's his life, his company, his descisions. I wish him well in the future. No, really

You try making games like Crytek does on an indie budget. You want high production value and bleeding-edge technical prowess? It doesn't come cheap - be prepared to kiss somebody's ass to pull it off.

That being said, glad Crytek walked away from that mess. Creston's dead right, though - if Crytek became an MS studio, they'd be a console exclusive developer, and would likely have most of their staff wiped out and replaced by MGS people to avoid internal structural conflicts with other Microsoft teams (but making sure to keep Yerli as a figurehead, like what was done with Molyneux at Lionhead).

Not that it made much difference. Crysis 2 was a step back from the first Crysis in most aspects. It may as well have been a console exclusive.

PC version of Crysis 2 finally got finished last week
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
6. Re: Microsoft Considered Crytek Acquisition Jul 5, 2011, 15:32 Agent.X7
 
killer_roach wrote on Jul 5, 2011, 12:36:
Kajetan wrote on Jul 5, 2011, 11:17:
Yeah, Yerli fits perfectly to any big publisher. Always willing to say anything to support the corporations interests, even if it's utter bullshit and Yerli has to contradict himself everytime. But that's ok. It's his life, his company, his descisions. I wish him well in the future. No, really

You try making games like Crytek does on an indie budget. You want high production value and bleeding-edge technical prowess? It doesn't come cheap - be prepared to kiss somebody's ass to pull it off.

That being said, glad Crytek walked away from that mess. Creston's dead right, though - if Crytek became an MS studio, they'd be a console exclusive developer, and would likely have most of their staff wiped out and replaced by MGS people to avoid internal structural conflicts with other Microsoft teams (but making sure to keep Yerli as a figurehead, like what was done with Molyneux at Lionhead).

Not that it made much difference. Crysis 2 was a step back from the first Crysis in most aspects. It may as well have been a console exclusive.
 
Avatar 23400
 
Origin - JStarX7
STEAM - Agent.X7
PSN - JStar_X7
Xbox Live - Agent X7
GOG - JStarX7
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
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.  
Avatar 6174
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
4. Re: Microsoft Considered Crytek Acquisition Jul 5, 2011, 13:27 Kajetan
 
killer_roach wrote on Jul 5, 2011, 12:36:
You try making games like Crytek does on an indie budget.
This is not about indie vs. big publisher. This is only about Yerli being the spineless mouthpiece he is.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
3. Re: Microsoft Considered Crytek Acquisition Jul 5, 2011, 12:36 killer_roach
 
Kajetan wrote on Jul 5, 2011, 11:17:
Yeah, Yerli fits perfectly to any big publisher. Always willing to say anything to support the corporations interests, even if it's utter bullshit and Yerli has to contradict himself everytime. But that's ok. It's his life, his company, his descisions. I wish him well in the future. No, really

You try making games like Crytek does on an indie budget. You want high production value and bleeding-edge technical prowess? It doesn't come cheap - be prepared to kiss somebody's ass to pull it off.

That being said, glad Crytek walked away from that mess. Creston's dead right, though - if Crytek became an MS studio, they'd be a console exclusive developer, and would likely have most of their staff wiped out and replaced by MGS people to avoid internal structural conflicts with other Microsoft teams (but making sure to keep Yerli as a figurehead, like what was done with Molyneux at Lionhead).
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
2. Re: Microsoft Considered Crytek Acquisition Jul 5, 2011, 11:29 Creston
 
and we started talking about what it'd mean for them to become first party,

"Yeah guys, what it will mean is that you'll do 360 games ONLY. And we know that you like to be on the absolute verge of the technology cusp, but that's obviously not going to happen anymore, since we'll need you to make games for already obsolete hardware that we're planning on using for the next ten years. So by the end of the console life cycle, compared to your peers who get to do PC games, you'll be making the equivalent of Donkey Kong. Sounds good, right?! JOIN NOW!"

I may think that Cevat is an asshat, and he does nothing but whine all day, but Crytek makes really cool games, and I'm glad they're still doing that, free of MS's bullshit.

Creston
 
Avatar 15604
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
1. Re: Microsoft Considered Crytek Acquisition Jul 5, 2011, 11:17 Kajetan
 
Yeah, Yerli fits perfectly to any big publisher. Always willing to say anything to support the corporations interests, even if it's utter bullshit and Yerli has to contradict himself everytime. But that's ok. It's his life, his company, his descisions. I wish him well in the future. No, really  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
11 Replies. 1 pages. Viewing page 1.
< Newer [ 1 ] Older >


footer

Blue's News logo