German Law May Force Crytek Departure

The studio behind Far Cry, Crysis and the CryENGINE 2 middleware will move operations out of Germany should the country move forward with its ban on the production and distribution of violent video games, Crytek founder Avni Yerli claimed in an interview with German publication Welt ONLINE.

"Budapest is a lovely city," noted Yerli in the heise online translation. "We already have a branch office there." In addition to opening the Budapest, Hungary branch, the company upgraded its Kiev, Ukraine office to a full-blown development studio earlier this year.

Yerli also revealed that several other countries have expressed interest in hosting the studio and its revenue stream, specifically name-dropping England, Scotland, Austria, and Singapore.