Crytek working on 'top secret' game

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Crytek working on 'top secret' game

Far Cry developer shifts away from first person shooters.

Crytek, the independent German game developer behind Far Cry, has begun work on a new title which is being kept "top secret".

The game will be based on the company's CryEngine 2 platform, which underpins the Crysis first person shooter.

Crytek announced the elevation of its satellite offices in Kiev to full development studio status as the next step in the company's growth.

"Our Kiev studio has been recruiting and growing for the past year and a half. The highly talented team has undergone an intensive training period, and has made an invaluable contribution to our production in Frankfurt," said Crytek managing director Faruk Yerli.

Yerli also hinted that the game to be developed in Kiev will be the first to move away from Crytek's tried and tested first person shooter model and into new territory.

"Now that our CryEngine 2 middleware has reached the point of maturity where it can be used to support different types and styles of games, and run on multiple platforms, we thought it was the optimum time to begin work on a new project based on our own new and original intellectual property, and elevate the Kiev operation to full studio status," he said, suggesting that the company will also start releasing console versions of future games.
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