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Robinson: The Journey

Crytek is developing VR game Robinson: The Journey


Crash land on a dinosaur planet
Jun 15
// Darren Nakamura
Whenever a new Crytek game is announced, the comments go to the meme of "will it run on my machine?" For Robinson: The Journey, the answer to that question is likely "no," unless you are running a virtual reality headset. To ...
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Crysis: Analogue Edition

Haha sure: Crysis board game on Kickstarter


Tactical battles and chest-high walls
May 14
// Darren Nakamura
Crysis Analogue Edition - The Board Game. Huh. Okay. I have been pleasantly surprised in the past with video game shooters turned into tactical board games, but I'm still a bit skeptical about this one. I mean, Crysis's bigg...
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Homefront delay

Homefront: The Revolution delayed into 2016


Developed by Dambuster, which is comprised largely of Crytek UK veterans
Mar 12
// Steven Hansen
Homefront: The Revolution, the sequel to 2011's Red Dawn: The Game, has been delayed into 2016, according to publisher Deep Silver.  Deep Silver acquired the Homefront rights from Crytek in 2014. Crytek acquired the Home...

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Warface

Warface is noface, to be displaced and not replaced on the Xbox 360 marketplace


Face, off!
Dec 05
// Chris Carter
Crytek hasn't been doing so hot critically lately, with the recent releases of Ryse and Warface. I would have completely forgotten that the latter game had existed if it weren't for the ridiculous name, which immediately...
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Ryse

Ryse: Son of Rome is coming to Steam in October


Perfect for a deep, deep, deep Steam sale discount
Sep 04
// Chris Carter
Ryse: Son of Rome is coming to the PC on October 10th for $40. I'll arrive bundled in with all the DLC included so far and a full soundtrack (for pre-orders), as well as 4K resolution support. In case you missed our coverage ...
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Crytek

This trailer for Crytek's Arena of Fate is painful


'Achieved with CryEngine'
Aug 15
// Jordan Devore
Ooh boy. This trailer for Crytek's "action-packed online multiplayer game" Arena of Fate sure is something. First impressions are important and that grating narration doesn't leave a good one. Looking on the bright side, I w...
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Ryse on PC

Ryse: Son of Rome on PC shows tons of detail, runs at 4K


But you'll need a pretty nice rig
Aug 14
// Dale North
This fall, Xbox One launch game Ryse: Son of Rome comes to the PC with some significant visual upgrades. This morning at gamescom, we met with Crytek's Brian Chambers, senior producer on Ryse, to check out the PC build for the first time. It looks goooood.
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Ryse: Son of Rome

Was Ryse legendary? Because it's getting a 'Legendary Edition'


Maybe in Belgium it was
Aug 11
// Brett Makedonski
Since its E3 reveal and through its launch alongside the Xbox One, a lot of people have had some not-so-great things to say about Ryse: Son of Rome. Despite the fact that it wasn't necessarily a critical darling, Microsoft's ...
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TimeSplitters

Crytek still has the rights to TimeSplitters


Damn
Aug 07
// Jordan Devore
Crytek obtained the rights to TimeSplitters after picking up the studio responsible for the series, Free Radical Design, which was later renamed Crytek UK. Recently, that team and the game it was working on, Homefront: The Re...
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Ryse comes to PC with 4K resolution upgrade


Coming this Fall
Aug 07
// Dale North
Ryse: Son of Rome makes its way to PC this fall. Crytek worked in 4K resolution support so this already great-looking Xbox One game is now going to burn images into your retina on the PC.  Crytek will handle digital dist...
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Crytek

Development of Crytek USA's Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age moving to Frankfurt studio


Those former Vigil (Darksiders) devs can't catch a break
Jul 30
// Jordan Devore
The big news out of Crytek this morning was that the company is selling its Homefront intellectual property to Koch Media and Deep Silver -- which is where Crytek UK's work on Homefront: The Revolution will continue, under th...
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Homefront

Deep Silver acquires Homefront IP


Homefront: The Revolution finds new home at Deep Silver
Jul 30
// Alessandro Fillari
It looks like things have finally come to a head at Crytek. The troubled publisher and developer behind Ryse, Crysis, and the upcoming Homefront: The Revolution has taken major steps to secure its own future. Crytek has sold ...
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Cry-tek

Crytek insists it's okay, has secured capital amid allegations of trouble paying staff


Boys don't cry-tek
Jul 25
// Steven Hansen
A lot of sources have come forth to talk about Crytek studios bleeding staff, cancelling games (including a sequel to Xbox One exclusive Ryse), and struggling to pay staff. Crytek finally issued a statement to ...
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TimeSplitters

'Everyone' at Crytek UK wants to do another TimeSplitters


You can't always get what you want
Jul 14
// Jordan Devore
"You would not believe the amount of times people ask for TimeSplitters," Crytek UK (formerly Free Radical) animator Mark Jackson told OXM at last week's Develop conference. "[Another installment is] just waiting for the righ...
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Crytek

Crytek UK has stopped work on Homefront: The Revolution


Staff has gone unpaid over a month as pressure mounts on new title
Jul 03
// Alessandro Fillari
Amid recent reports of unpaid employees and mismanagement at Crytek, we are now seeing clear signs of trouble within the development studio. The UK branch of Crytek, which is actively working on Homefront: The Revolution...
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Crytek troubles

Crytek allegedly having trouble paying staff, cancels Ryse sequel


Thirty staff have left Crytek UK since 2011
Jun 25
// Steven Hansen
Crytek's various studios have been bleeding staff, cancelling games (including a sequel to Xbox One exclusive Ryse), and struggling to pay staff, according to sources speaking to Kotaku and Eurogamer.  Kotaku's ten ...
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Homefront

Video: Homefront: The Revolution looks way better than its predecessor


E3 2014 impressions from Max
Jun 13
// Jordan Devore
Homefront: The Revolution presents a future in which the Greater Korean Republic has successfully invaded the United States. Philadelphia has been lost, and that's where you're living, so naturally it's on you to lead a revo...
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News that's good to the last drop
There's a hot drizzle of news leading up to E3, and Max is here to suck it down and spit it back at you! A sequel to Homefront is actually happening, for some reason. Ed Boon officiates the new MK as Mortal Kombat X (as in E...

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New Crytek game Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age coming to PC and consoles


Four-player co-op monster hunter
Jun 03
// Dale North
Newly announced Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age is a third-person, four-player cooperative action game that is set in the late 19th century, coming to PC and unnamed consoles. It comes from Crytek USA, a studio built from fo...
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Apple announces Metal to bring console-quality graphics to iOS


Dramatically reduced overhead
Jun 02
// Dale North
Apple announced their new technology, called Metal, today during their press conference in San Francisco. Metal reduces the overhead between game and hardware with up to ten times faster draw recall rates for A7-powered Apple...

Use an open world to fight for freedom in Homefront: The Revolution

Jun 02 // Brett Makedonski
Because the American citizens are at a serious disadvantage in this scenario, any hope of regaining their freedom must be done through guerrilla tactics. This aims to be Homefront: The Revolution's calling card. Rather than engage in constant over-the-top first-person shooting sequences, Crytek wants to push the battle to asymmetric warfare. One such example is equipping a remote-controlled car with explosive devices, driving it under a moving North Korean vehicle for cover, and then detonating it at a gate to both gain access and cause panicked mayhem. This is only a single example of the many possibilities for igniting an uprising. To keep things from becoming too scripted, Crytek's creating an open-world game that puts the players in charge of the revolution. As different areas of town are hit by the revolution, everything evolves accordingly. When actions like taking out guards and smashing security cameras are performed, uprising points are awarded, presumably bringing that particular section that much closer to liberation. It also means that the North Koreans will be on their toes, and more wary of your presence. No one will have to fend for themselves though, as resistance cells can be formed in online cooperative play. [embed]275756:54145:0[/embed] While the resistance may be sort of a ragtag lot, they're still equipped in their own special way to deal with opposing forces. The world is replete with resources that can be scavenged to create improvised weaponry. However, it may be cellular technology that proves the most useful. The phone seems as if it'll be a central device to Homefront: The Revolution, as it not only serves as a map, but also as a gadget for identifying and marking enemies. Crytek seems as if it has the right take on Homefront -- after all, do we really need another linear first-person shooter? But, it's the implementation of the studio's engine that strives to pull everything together. CryEngine 3 (which is already known for creating some of the most stunning visuals in videogames) is in use, and looks to add a sense of believability to the open-world through day/night cycles and changing weather effects. Whether that believability is achieved remains to be seen. Crytek has an ambitious project on its hands. One that could easily change the legacy of the Homefront name, or one that could just as easily succumb to overextending itself. When it hits PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Mac, and Linux in 2015, we'll know if this is a revolution worth fighting for.
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Developed by Crytek
As a result of THQ's fire sale at the beginning of 2013, several IPs were ushered off to new homes, just waiting for someone to advance their stories while being published under a new banner. One such example is Homefront, wh...

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Arena of Fate

Crytek's Arena of Fate pits legendary characters against one another


A roster from both history and fiction
May 22
// Brett Makedonski
What would it look like if Frankenstein fought Little Red Riding Hood? Or if Jack the Ripper and Robin Hood teamed up to take on Nikola Tesla? Crytek's newly announced game, Arena of Fate, is going to make these scenarios ha...
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CryEngine

Crytek to offer royalty-free CryEngine subscription


It's a good time to be an indie developer
Mar 19
// Jordan Devore
Well, would you look at that. After hearing Epic Games has plans to roll out a $19.99-per-month subscription plan for Unreal Engine 4, we've know learned Crytek has announced a similar approach for its own CryEngine. But unli...
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Crytek

Crytek adds native Linux support to CryEngine


Angry toad is pleased
Mar 11
// Jordan Devore
In detailing its plans for next week's Game Developers Conference, Crytek has announced native Linux support for CryEngine. The newest iteration of the engine will also include the features that made Ryse: Son of Rome's creat...
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Ryse

Challenge editor for Ryse has been scrapped


'Oh no that's horrible news' said no one
Feb 21
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Remember that challenge editor that was supposed to be added to Ryse: Son of Rome after launch? Well it's been scrapped. Microsoft spoke with Polygon, stating that "after careful consideration, we have decided to cease devel...
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Xbox One

That Ryse Xbox One discount is the first deals 'test'


Microsoft could discount more titles in the future
Feb 18
// Chris Carter
Yesterday, we reported that Ryse was getting some DLC, and a hefty discount down to $40. Xbox studio manager Mike Ybarra has revealed that this $40 deal is a result of a "sales test." Ybarra goes on to explain,...
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Ryse DLC

Ryse DLC adds new mode and maps, game going on sale


Ryse DLC: It's tricky
Feb 17
// Steven Hansen
On February 28, Ryse is getting DLC. It'll run (DMC) you $9, unless you have the Ryse season pass. No one has the Ryse season pass, right? Leading up to the release, the Games on Demand Ryse will go on sale from February 18 t...
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Warface

Free-to-play Warface Xbox 360 beta now available


Haha, of course you need Gold membership to play
Feb 08
// Harry Monogenis
Well, it's finally here; the Xbox 360 beta for Crytek's first-person shooter, Warface, which was announced back in August, has now launched.  In order to participate in the free-to-play Warface beta, you'll ne...
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Dtoid in The Collectables

Don a Dtoid shirt and gun in Crytek's The Collectables!


Blast through the upcoming free-to-play shooter in style
Jan 30
// mrandydixon
Our friends at Crytek are currently accepting pre-registrations for their upcoming iOS and Android shooter The Collectables, and they've created an exclusive in-game shirt and gun just for the Dtoid community! By heading ove...
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Crytek

God of War: Ascension director joins Crytek


Working on 'unannounced project'
Dec 02
// Harry Monogenis
Todd Papy, as some may recall, recently left his position at SCEA Santa Monica (where he worked as game director for God of War: Ascension) without revealing what he'd be up to next, except that he'd be relocating to Ger...

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