The international success of Three Turkish brothers and the game industry

Crytek is a video game company founded in 1999 in Coburg, Germany by three Turkish brothers, Cevat, Avni and Faruk Yerli. Crytek’s headquarters are located in Frankfurt.

Crytek also has studios in 2 different locations, in Kiev and Istanbul. CryEngine was used in Far Cry, the most well-known games, and CryEngine 2 was used in the more well-known Crysis. CryEngine 3 was introduced with Crysis 2. Crytek Electronic Arts collaborates with Ubisoft, NVIDIA, Intel, AMD, FMOD, Scaleform, and Xoreax Software.

Crytek’s logo

Crytek was founded in 1999 by the Yerli brothers in Koburg. Their date begins at ECTS 2000. Here, Crytek showcased the technology demo with major publishers at the NVIDIA booth. They continued to release demos, which were known as X-Isle (later Far Cry). On May 2, 2002, Crytek announced the CryEngine game engine.

In 2003, Crytek attended GDC and they showcased its engine and new technologies.

Also in 2003, Crytek was at ECTS again, with Far Cry winning the award for best PC game. In the same month, Crytek modified the CryEngine and optimized it for AMD64.

In February 2004, German police raided the Crytek office for Counterfeit Product Use. Searches did not find anything unlicensed.

Also in February 2004, Crytek and Electronic Arts announced that they were strategic partners. In December 2004, Crytek and ATI created hollywood style machinima. They expressed their views on the future of PC gaming.

On January 23, 2006, Crytek announced that it had begun production of Crysis. It was said to bring a new tactical challenge to fps gameplay.

Won a bunch of awards from E3 and Games Convention.

After 3 months, Crytek moved to their new office in Frankfurt.

The first public demonstration of CryEngine 2 was on January 23, 2007, and Crysis was announced a year later. Avatar Reality is licensed by companies such as WeMade Entertainment, Entropia Universe, XLGames, Reloaded Studios, 1st Educational Institution, and Games Academy GmbH.

Laboratory opened by Crytek at Bahçeşehir University in Turkey

On May 11, 2007, Crytek announced that it had opened its parallel studios in Kiev, Ukraine. Kiev studio was designated as the developer studio and became the company’s 2nd developer studio. Studio 2 is currently working on the new brand of Crytek.

A week after the Kiev studio was established, Crytek opened its new studio in Budapest, Hungary. Just like the Kiev studio, his main task at the Budapest studio was on CryEngine 2.

On June 14, 2008, Crytek acquired Sofia-based Black Sea Studios, renaming it Crytek Black Sea.

October 17, 2008, Crytek Seoul studio was opened in South Korea. The office is located in Young Mok Park and has focused their attention on licensing CryEngine 2 to Korean companies.

Crytek’s famous game, Crysis Warhead, was released as a PC-exclusive game on September 12, 2008.

On February 3, 2009, Crytek acquired Free Radical Design. In Britain the video game is known for the TimeSplitters series and the studio was renamed Crytek UK.

On March 11, 2009, Crytek announced on its website that CryEngine 3 would become the Game Developers Conference in 2009. The new engine was made for use on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

On November 14, 2009, the CryEngine 3 engine became available to developers via trade flow.

On June 1, 2009, Crysis 2 was announced.

On March 3, 2010, it was announced that CryEngine 3 features 3D Stereoscopic technology.

They released Crysis 2 on March 23, 2011 in America and on March 25, 2011 in Europe, and the game received even more attention than usual.

On April 16, 2012, Crytek and Electronic Arts officially announced Crysis 3. It is reported that the game will arrive in the spring of 2013.

On April 24, 2012, Crytek and Electronic Arts released the first Gameplay video of Crysis 3. On August 8, 2012, Crytek officially announced the establishment of its Shanghai studio.

It was launched in Turkey by Yerli brothers on January 17, 2013 and a studio was opened in Turkey. This studio will have around 150 staff and the game will be developed.

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