Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli says that the studio never really needed to downsize. Oh, and maybe more importantly he's talking about Timesplitters again.
Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli says that the studio never really needed to downsize, selling off Crytek UK and the Homefront IP.
"We didn't need to do this. We didn't need to downsize our company. Maybe this didn't come across. We didn't need to sell Homefront. That deal would have secured Crytek's future even if it would have added another 100 people on top of where we were before we sold Homefront or changed Austin's direction," Yerli said.
"It is an optimization stage that we said we should do strategically right now in order to focus short term our mindset on the launch of Warface, Arena of Fate and Hunt. It wasn't a pure commercial deal. It was a strategic deal for focus. We didn't need to sell Homefront or the UK office."
Yerli said the deal was "better for Crytek and for Deep Silver and for everybody involved" because it let Crytek "focus from top down and bottom up on making Warface, Arena of Fate and Hunt successful in the short to medium term."
Oh, and maybe more importantly he's talking about Timesplitters again.
"At this point we don't have any plans with [TimeSplitters] because we are focused on our development and operation of our current projects that are announced," Yerli said. "I still personally love TimeSplitters and there might be a good chance of something in the future. We have some creative ideas. In fact the UK operation at one point planned to resurrect TimeSplitters. But that has now changed. So we will figure out something definitely for TimeSplitters, but the time has not come yet."