Crytek Hopes to Win Back Gamers with "High Quality Games"
The first step on the road to recovery is admitting you have a problem. Crytek co-founder Avni Yerli realizes that the studio's reputation has likely been damaged in light of its recent troubles, which culminated in the company selling the Homefront IP to Koch Media. Yerli told MCV that the transition to an online company took longer and cost more than originally anticipated, but that the studio is now confident it can move forward with a solid foundation laid out. "[F]or Crytek it is about focusing on our core competency, which is making really high quality games. When we deliver those games we will hopefully be back on track, and people will see Crytek in the way that it deserves to be seen."
Of course, saying and doing are two completely different things. Crytek has two or three new games on the docket (that we know of), depending on your definition of "new": Arena of Fate, HUNT: Horrors of the Gilded Age, and the PC version of Ryse: Son of Rome. Of those, I think HUNT is clearly the most promising of the bunch, providing a unique premise and setting. On the flip side, Arena of Fate is "yet another MOBA" and Ryse is a port of a game that got rather mixed reviews. Time will tell how things play out for Crytek.