EA and Crytek?

EA executive hints of possible acquisition of Crytek on TG Daily (thanks Allen) is a story speculating about EA's interest in the German developer, saying: "According to article published in 'Die Welt,' EA's executive vice president and general manager of international publishing Gerhard Florin described Crytek as a 'very, very interesting candidate' for an acquisition." Of course I consider Angelina Jolie a very, very interesting candidate for a mistress, but that doesn't mean MrsBlue or Brad Pitt need to start lining up private investigators, so we shall see what comes of this.
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Re: Not True
Sep 1, 2006, 23:49
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Re: Not True Sep 1, 2006, 23:49
Sep 1, 2006, 23:49
 
Trust me they have a lot of sell through in FPS games and the public server player information backs that up.

so? the endgame is to get you to buy the game at retail and load it, they don't care how much you play it afterwards.

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Re: No subject
Aug 28, 2006, 07:56
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Re: No subject Aug 28, 2006, 07:56
Aug 28, 2006, 07:56
 
Hmmm... Microsoft eh?

*thinks of how cool Halo2:Vista would look with the Crytek engine and he begins to salivate...

Wait. Naa, too late for that. Maybe when they port Halo3 to PC. I wonder if we will be up to DX11 by then.

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No subject
Aug 28, 2006, 05:31
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No subject Aug 28, 2006, 05:31
Aug 28, 2006, 05:31
 
Damnit another beautiful thing gets sucked up by EA. Ugh. Hate to say this, but Id almost rather Microsoft bought them over EA or Vivendi.

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Re: Not True
Aug 28, 2006, 01:06
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Re: Not True Aug 28, 2006, 01:06
Aug 28, 2006, 01:06
 
Call of Duty is Activision...


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Re: Not True
Aug 27, 2006, 20:38
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Re: Not True Aug 27, 2006, 20:38
Aug 27, 2006, 20:38
 
Trust me they have a lot of sell through in FPS games and the public server player information backs that up. As does actual sell through information for games like the Battlefield series and CoD series among a few others.

Nice try though listing NPD "data" as a source for your misinformation though.
The Whales name is Bob.
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Re: Engines
Aug 27, 2006, 19:54
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Re: Engines Aug 27, 2006, 19:54
Aug 27, 2006, 19:54
 
EA wouldn't ice Crytek after Crysis either

Oh, ofcourse not. It's just that Crytek will be forced to make "EA style" games. Ie, crap, built for the lowest common denominator, straight ports from Xbox versions, buggy as shit and no support from the publisher.

Quite frankly, they'd be better off dead...

Creston


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Re: Not True
Aug 27, 2006, 17:24
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Re: Not True Aug 27, 2006, 17:24
Aug 27, 2006, 17:24
 
Hey Hellbinder, you looked at the NPD data recently?

Perhaps you should lay off the Starbucks for a few days.

If you don't know what NPD data is then perhaps you should take a back seat and STFU. Publishers, especially EA don't really give a rats ass about the server rankings on gamespy, they care about the sell through at retail.

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Not True
Aug 27, 2006, 16:55
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Not True Aug 27, 2006, 16:55
Aug 27, 2006, 16:55
 
EA would actuire Crytek because they do not have a very strong foot hold in the FPS market, not because they want to crush the competition. EA's share of the FPS/Action genre is very minimal, even with the BF and MOH franchises and they see that area as room for growth.

Sorry that is just totally WRONG.

EA has a great Presence in the FPS market. You dont go to gamespy very often and check out the server stats do you?? They are consistantly #2 behind the counterstrike games with BF2, and have strong showing throughout the rest of the list with other franchises. Thats not even all the servers, just the ones that gamespy tracks. EA is the second/third biggest presence in the FPS genera.


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The Whales name is Bob.
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Re: Sniff
Aug 27, 2006, 16:01
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Re: Sniff Aug 27, 2006, 16:01
Aug 27, 2006, 16:01
 
Yes yes, we'll be getting at least 4-5 crytek games a year now, this is awesome, what great news, i <3 EA!

Edit: talking about a bright side

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Re: Sniff
Aug 27, 2006, 14:55
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Re: Sniff Aug 27, 2006, 14:55
Aug 27, 2006, 14:55
 
Is there a bright side then?

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Sniff
Aug 27, 2006, 14:26
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Sniff Aug 27, 2006, 14:26
Aug 27, 2006, 14:26
 
The bitter cynicism on this board brings a tear to my eye. You guys are all swell.

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Re: I believe it.
Aug 27, 2006, 14:17
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Re: I believe it. Aug 27, 2006, 14:17
Aug 27, 2006, 14:17
 
Quan
" Cya Crytek, we hardly got to know you. Say hi to Origin and Westwood who are currently enjoying a life time in paradise after winning the Running man competition."

Best post yet.. but you forgot Bullfrog.

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Re: No subject
Aug 27, 2006, 11:10
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Re: No subject Aug 27, 2006, 11:10
Aug 27, 2006, 11:10
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THE BEAST

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Aug 27, 2006, 10:59
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No subject Aug 27, 2006, 10:59
Aug 27, 2006, 10:59
 
And the EA drums of doom continue to beat.

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Re: Engines
Aug 27, 2006, 10:50
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Re: Engines Aug 27, 2006, 10:50
Aug 27, 2006, 10:50
 
Hey it's the G-Man, don't knock him. Plus it's kind of catchy.

---Quote Sepharo---
Is that some BBS style of quoting that I'm not hip to?
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Re: Crytek
Aug 27, 2006, 07:12
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Re: Crytek Aug 27, 2006, 07:12
Aug 27, 2006, 07:12
 
Let's hope not. While consolidation is largely inevitable in this industry, it'd be a shame if support was dropped for Crysis a year after it came out, or that we had a bajillion expansion packs.

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Re: Crytek
Aug 27, 2006, 04:16
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Re: Crytek Aug 27, 2006, 04:16
Aug 27, 2006, 04:16
 
I am in full agreement.

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Re: Engines
Aug 27, 2006, 03:59
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Re: Engines Aug 27, 2006, 03:59
Aug 27, 2006, 03:59
 
Is that some BBS style of quoting that I'm not hip to?

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Re: Engines
Aug 27, 2006, 03:02
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Re: Engines Aug 27, 2006, 03:02
Aug 27, 2006, 03:02
 
EA has about 20% share in Ubisoft now, they are a minority share holder. The do not have any control over Ubi's day to day operations including the development of the SC games.


---Quote Bashley---
More proof EA is trying to buy out every developer. Hell they even got ahold of the next Splinter Cell installment. God I hope the great game developers of Crytek don't sell out to EA.
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Re: Engines
Aug 27, 2006, 02:52
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Re: Engines Aug 27, 2006, 02:52
Aug 27, 2006, 02:52
 
EA would actuire Crytek because they do not have a very strong foot hold in the FPS market, not because they want to crush the competition. EA's share of the FPS/Action genre is very minimal, even with the BF and MOH franchises and they see that area as room for growth. They aren't trying to screw Ubi's relationship with Crytek, because their no longer is a relationship with Ubi... my understanding of the Ubi Crytek relationship is that it went VERY sour after Far Cry.

EA wouldn't ice Crytek after Crysis either... they need them to continue to make games in the FPS genre, we are more then likely going to see them continue to develop FPS games if they are acquired, just that they would be forced to some EA rules (deadlines, target platforms etc.)

Lastly, Crysis is being published by EA already... it's not a Ubi property.

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I wouldn't be too surprised if Crytek is a target of destroy competition by acquisition (due to their close relation to UbiSoft which is definitely a target of EA... remember Ubi holds all Farcry rights and remember how EA attempted a hostile takeover of Ubi), meaning that all Crytek development would be put on ice after Crysis has shipped (I would guess that they have to deliver Crysis for Ubi by contract so the possible EA deal would not affect Crysis but only future products).
Origin, Bullfrog and Westwood suffered a similar fate. Who knows?
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