Crysis 3 development manager joins Angry Birds developer Rovio

Katharina Hautz joins Rovio as a Senior Producer.

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General Manger at Rovio Entertainment Stockholm Oskar Burman announced on Twitter that the company has hired Crytek's Katharina Hautz as its new Senior Producer.

Hautz worked at Crytek for five years on both the single player and multiplayer modes of Crysis 2 and Crysis 3. At this time we still don't know what project she'll contributing to at Rovio, but the Angry Birds developer has said it will reveal what it's been working on later this year.

Rovio has branched out to different platforms and more graphically and mechanically complicated games since the unprecedented success of its simple, physics-based mobile puzzle game, Angry Birds.

In 2012, it launched another puzzle game, Amazing Alex, which topped the app store charts when it was released, but didn't catch on like the Angry Birds phenomenon. In November 2013 it launched Angry Birds Star Wars on consoles to middling reviews.

Rovio also recently launched Angry Birds Go!, a free-to-play kart racer spinoff. The game's "fully rendered" 3D world is impressive to look at it, but Rovio was criticized for the pricing on some of the in-app purchases it offered.

Discussion

33 comments
bernard978
bernard978

EA  will eventually buy Crytek, I predicted this a while ago.

Hurvl
Hurvl

Instead of Angry Aliens she gets Angry Birds.


Umm, General Manger? That sounds more like Angry Dogs. The dogs are angry, because they got mange which they blame on the General Manger.

futureops
futureops

Crysis 2 and 3 have great gameplay and replay value,I liked them so I don't blame her.

spikepigeo
spikepigeo

So can I blame her for ruining the Crysis series? I need someone to blame.... Someone to curse under my breath. grrrrrrr....

Banyek
Banyek

Thats totally not my world..... 

playniko69
playniko69

I'm so fucking done...what is up with Angry Birds?! I don't fucking get it...why do people still play that shit? Why is it still relevant? It's just a slingshot mini game you play on the toilet. Can people just move on already?

Altazen
Altazen

Not surprise. these days it's all about the milking, on the other hand crysis only release a sequel every few years.

ghost59
ghost59

he  made a mistake 

Pupchu
Pupchu

Byrds: Son of Angry

pszone
pszone

well he gone to Angry Birds  and yes im Angry that he made a very short game on Crysis 3  and not a longer game like 1st and 2nd game so really I think he likes rip costumers off .  Im glad got Cryisis 3 pre owned very cheap.

unreal101
unreal101

2014's PC benchmark will be "but can it run Angry Birds?"

ace-meza
ace-meza

Angry birds with cryengine....

SteamyPotatoes
SteamyPotatoes

This makes me nomad.


He is Psycho for doing this and will make no prophet and be in financial crysis as a result.


Maximum Puns intended

robertcain
robertcain

Seems like an odd decision to me; she goes from a company making some of the best looking games ever made to a company who makes the most addictive mobile games ever made. Or maybe she's jumping ship before EA gets it's hooks into Crytek? Shame, Crytek is already going downhill a bit thanks to Ryse and once EA has their way, they'll probably be more Crysis games riddled with linear gameplay and filthy micro transactions.

NoHyperbolePlz
NoHyperbolePlz

Oh god, I'll have to upgrade my phones GPU to continue the pigicide on the mobile master race standards won't I?

KahnArtizt
KahnArtizt

Angry Birds

Achieved with CryEngine 3

Fandango_Letho
Fandango_Letho

Leave the boat before it's sinking? Not saying Crytek's games are bad by any means, but with EA at the helm, who knows what they'll do.

DamnILoveGames
DamnILoveGames

I'd imagine the tessellation toad's less than happy about this.

pyro1245
pyro1245

they look like fruit with faces.

freedom01
freedom01 moderator

Angry Birds Crysis?

hystavito
hystavito

@ghost59  I see a few comments about "he", but Katharina Hautz, isn't this a woman?

Vinnvn
Vinnvn

@Pupchu Only on shitbox one