Will Crytek's trouble effect the future of Evolve?


#1

So I’ve been seeing a string of articles coming out claiming that crytek is in trouble and may get sold(hopefully bought by 2k) or bankrupt.

I know the only tie in that turtle rock has to Crytek is their engine but I fear that Evolve maybe stuck with the same engine for a while. Or future projects from TurtleRock may be effected by the fall of Crytek. Maybe I’m wrong but I at least wanted to bring it up.


#2

if anything wouldnt they just switch to a new engine? i am pretty sure that crytek 3( is that what its called) wasn’t being used when they started production which was 3 years ago and the idea of evolve was before left 4 dead. switching an engine could even enhance evolve 2 if there is going to be one. TRS made evolve up and running within 3 months i beleive. a new engine would be a peice of cake to them


#3

It might be longer because they may need to rerender everything (I honestly don’t know, just guessing). Also, if they will make a sequel, it won’t be Evolve 2, it would be Evolved lol.


#4

It shouldn’t as long as Turtle Rock gets to keep their license to use the engine for commercial purposes. EA owns CryEngine I think, just as it owns Frostbite. So hopefully 2k/TR’s deal is with EA because EA won’t be going anywhere. Crysis was published by EA so even if they don’t own Crytek or CryEngine, there is probably a good chance of them buying it up.


#5

No, I’m certain it would be called “Evolve 2: Evolve Harder”!


#6

How could the cryengine not be selling it is the most advanced thing I’ve ever seen?


#7

Cryengine is not the problem Crytek apparently are not doing well overall financially. I think its a combination of sales not reaching expectations and the huge amount of people on the payroll.

On a side note, I think Cryengine almost always look great. But something about the metal surfaces doesn’t look good to me. I dont know if its the lighting or the textures but certain metal/aluminum surfaces look very video gamey lol. I dunno just a immersion breaker for me.


#8

True now that I think of it the metal did seem a little “oily”, but I hope the cry engine will still be used until something better comes along