Closed Crytek Studio Emerges As An Independent Studio


Crytek Black Sea, one of the five studios recently shut down by publisher Crytek, has reformed as a new studio: Black Sea Games.

The studio states that it was formed back in November 2016 which means the studio closure happened much earlier than when Crytek officially announced the closure. The studio has announced that they are working on a new project which they are not ready to reveal yet.

The studio’s mission statement reads “Our mission is to create hard-core games that will entertain you over and over again. We believe the best gaming experiences are coming from challenging the players with meaningful choices, while giving them the freedom to create (and share) their own in-game stories.”

Vesselin Handjiev will continue to head the studio as Managing Director, the same position he filled while the studio was part of Crytek. Another former Crytek Black Sea staffer, Michael Peykov will be assuming the role of Technical Director at Black Sea Games, too.

For those unfamiliar with Crytek Black Sea’s previous work, the team was responsible for titles such as 2004’s Knights of Honor, and the 2008 tactical RPG, Worldshift.

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