Crytek opens Istanbul office

Crysis company opens eighth worldwide studio in Turkish city; will support free-to-play endeavors.

Crytek has expanded its operations. The Crysis company today announced the opening of Crytek Istanbul, the developer's eighth outfit worldwide.

Crytek also has offices in Frankfurt, Germany; Kiev, Ukraine; Budapest, Hungary; Sofia, Bulgaria; Seoul, South Korea; Nottingham, United Kingdom; and Shanghai, China.

Crytek Istanbul will support the growth of Crytek's free-to-play initiatives and will focus on the Warface and Gface brands. In addition, the new company will oversee the expansion of the CryEngine business in Turkey and in the Middle East and North Africa regions.

The new Crytek office in Istanbul currently does not have any job openings posted to its careers page.

Crytek's expansion into Istanbul is a homecoming of sorts for the company, as founders and brothers Avni, Cevat, and Faruk Yerli are from Turkey.

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57 comments
vannacut
vannacut

more power to these guys! we are proud of you! 

woolwerine123
woolwerine123

Mate, Ankara is the capital of Turkey, not Istanbul :)

Arbalon
Arbalon

Warface looks pretty neat. Also nice to know Crytek is expanding really well.. looking forward to Crysis 3.

mcavcil
mcavcil

Istanbul is not the capital of Turkey. It is the most popular and crowded city of Turkey :) 

And I'm very excited about that. 

Aiberg
Aiberg

Eddie Makuch Thanks for writing the news. Don't worry too much about your confusion. Next time when someone mentions anything about Turkey, Istanbul or Ankara, for sure you'll know more than you knew then.

buccomatic
buccomatic

turkey might be the only place on earth to make violent video games from here on out, thanks to obama.

Sakuban
Sakuban

Aaaaand from Eddie Makuch, the most illiterate news editor: "Turkey has a new capital!"

sam628
sam628

not surprised, istanbul is the biggest city in turkey and has the most expensive mansions/villas in istanbul compared to the rest of the world :)

DespVand
DespVand

ankara is the capital city not Constantinople (Istanbul)...

fasi_0
fasi_0

y u dont come in pakistan

onuruca
onuruca

I was waiting for Crytek to open a studio here in İstanbul till the first Far Cry was released. Now there is a studio that i can apply to when i graduate from college this year:)

Herosres
Herosres

Eddie, come on, man, we can't move the parliment BACK it hasn't even been 100 years

corleone16
corleone16

Hey, it's been 89 years since Istanbul was capital :D Get your facts straight man, please. It looks like a joke than a proper article. 

Gurzociurlo
Gurzociurlo

Hey Eddie, guess what! Istanbul isn't the Turkish capital city.

deon99
deon99

First time I've seen that Warfare trailer,it looks good.

Lestat_jio
Lestat_jio

Crytek guys are probably the best game programers ever. you should watch in pc the evolution of his cryengine from far cry to crysis 2. just fcking amazing.

Zoberk
Zoberk

Eddie.. Why have you done this? Now the whole parliament has to move 350 kilometers to the northwest.

shafakcool
shafakcool

Ankara is the capital of Turkey not Istanbul. Gee...

tachsniper
tachsniper

Instanbul... not Constantanople.

NeoGrayFAQ
NeoGrayFAQ

Good for you, now make TimeSplitters 4.

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

Mount & Blade: Warband was my all-time favorite games

FYI, it's developed by Turkish studio


(My Comments has nothing to do with Crytek though)

=P

Aderdunn_3
Aderdunn_3

Aaaaand....?! Am I the only one who doesn't see the point of this article?!

djmmjd764
djmmjd764

Is Kevin Butler the Crytek mascot now? haha

Mrod1212
Mrod1212

Don't people research before posting an article? Come on Gamespot.

myungish
myungish

I recently opened a brothel in the grand city of Sydney, capital of Australia. Ya'll welcome to come and sample the merchandise.

thebiggunner
thebiggunner

Makuch thinks the Ottoman Empire still exists?

sarpt
sarpt

@buccomatic What the heck are you talking about dude! The Crytek is found by 3 Turkish brothers so they decided to open an office in their native country! What is that have to with Turkey making violent games or due to Obama and shit! I can't believe you had the stupidity to include politics in this article!!! Bty, Who makes COD, Battlefield, GTA and so many more violent games; you ever wondered about that! Made in USA! Maybe you should look at your own country about being violent!

JimmyJumpy
JimmyJumpy

@sam628

It would have surprised me if Istanbul had the most expensive villas in Paris...

sarpt
sarpt

@DespVand It was Constantinople until 1453 and since 1453, it is called ISTANBUL!!! I see that you are Greek based on your user name (Despina Vandi the Musician!) When are you guys going to end this stupidity over naming Istanbul to Constantinople??? 

J4m3sR4n0r72
J4m3sR4n0r72

@DespVand 

Even old New York was once New Amsterdam.

Why they changed it, I can't say.

Guess they liked it better that way!

J4m3sR4n0r72
J4m3sR4n0r72

@tachsniper 

Been a long time gone, Constantinople.

Why did Contantinople get the works?

That's nobody's business but the Turks!!!!

ISTANBULLLLLLLL!!!!!

gufberg
gufberg

@Mrod1212 What are you complaining about? Istanbul, Ankara whatever. Crytek has opened offices in a city with an exotic sounding name somewhere southeast of Germany .. geez

Aderdunn_3
Aderdunn_3

@thebiggunner He currently thinks that Suleiman is the president of turkey and he's living inside Hagia Sophia with his harem...I won't be surprised if he actually believes that...After all Istanbul is the capital city of Turkey right!? LOL