Crytek and EA

Hot off the success of Far Cry comes the announcement that developer Crytek is jumping into a strategic partnership with Electronic Arts:
Chertsey, UK. – July 23rd, 2004 - Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS), the world's leading interactive entertainment software company, today announced a worldwide strategic partnership to develop and publish a new game franchise with developer Crytek GmbH. The agreement builds on Crytek's success with its first title, the chart-leading first-person shooter, Far Cry, and brings together the creative talent of Crytek with the publishing expertise and unrivalled reach of Electronic Arts. The highly regarded German developer will create an exciting new game franchise for the PC based on original intellectual property. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

"Bringing original intellectual property to the interactive entertainment market is a key focus for EA," said Frank Sagnier, vice president, EA Partners Europe. "EAP's partnership agreement with Crytek is a testament to our commitment to nurturing creative development and we are delighted to be working with one of the brightest talents in Europe to create what we believe will be an innovative gaming experience."

Cevat Yerli, president of Crytek said, "We are looking forward to this partnership with EA. Our advanced technology and creativity, together with EA's production support, marketing and sales, means that we have a great opportunity to bring an original gaming experience to our consumers, as well as grow our business. We are thrilled to see this development get underway".
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It never cease to amaze me the misconceptions and preconceived notions surrounding this publisher.

Gotta love the bashing. They are the number one gaming company in the world with most sales. I guess people do like them since they sell more than any other company.

They're also very good at what they do.

And if you think im joking just ask Westwood Studios.

It doesent have to say they bought them, its only a matter of time till it happens, first the contracts to make the game then they buy you out. its happened to many others and it will happen again.

I wonder which person(s) at Westwood signed the deal to get bought out by EA? Are they not just as responsible?

It seems to me that in the last number of years EA has invested millions into "innovative" or "different/creative" games. Black and White, The Sims, MotorCity Online, and Majestic to name but a few. Many of these titles bombed. Would you be willing to invest millions more into unknowns? I wouldn't, at least not in the near term.

Every company does shit like this.

You got that right. If I was to boycott every publisher or dev that pissed me off over the last 20 years I would've stopped playing games on PCs long ago.


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