Crytek aiming to ‘play a major role’ in console gaming

Crytek, known for Crysis, FarCry, and its CryEngines, is switching their focus more from PC to console gaming. Develop was able to talk to Crytek UK (formerly Free Radical) studio’s managing director, Karl Hilton, who believes the studio will be able to contribute “some critcal elements” and become a key player in console gaming with their upcoming title, Crysis 2.

“We have a lot of history with first-person-shooters, action-adventure games and multiplayer gaming, particularly on consoles, so we are contributing in all of these areas. I know Crytek itself was a PC-based company before, but they are going to increasingly play a major role in the console space, and we’re going to be a big part of that,” said Hilton. “We played the first Crysis a lot in the office back in the Free Radical days, so the opportunity to contribute to a series we admire is fantastic.”

The Crytek UK studio is collaborating with other studios on the project, but its main focus in on the console versions. With Crytek UK’s previous experience with titles like TimeSplitters, Crysis 2‘s console versions should be in good hands.