Crytek expands in the U.S. by opening a new Austin studio, Vigil staff hired

Crytek has done a really good thing by hiring Vigil Games staff, who were recently layed off after no one bought the studio when THQ’s assets were being sold.

Crytek have said that the new studio is ideally placed in the US to embrace exciting new game, engine and business development opportunities in North America and beyond. Here’s what Cevat Yerli had to say about the new studio.

They have hired 36 employees and have also opened a new studio in Austin, Texas. The studio will be headed by David Adams, who used to work at Vigil.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of the newest Crytek studio, which will boast some of the brightest development talent in the industry. The studio’s launch represents Crytek’s commitment to delivering diverse and high quality content to players everywhere,” Adams said.

Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli praised Adams and also talked about CryEngine technology and how it can be used to create new gaming experiences.

“Crytek has always enjoyed a special relationship with gamers and business partners in North America, so establishing a permanent presence in the US was a natural step,” Yerli said.

“We are extremely excited about the work that we will be undertaking from our strategic new location in Austin, with David Adams and his team of 35 experienced developers. We believe our CryEngine technology will enable the team we assemble to create unparalleled new gaming experiences.”

Crytek now owns plenty of studios and is fast becoming one of the most successful game studios in the video game industry.