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Crytek opens new studio with former Vigil Games developers

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Crytek has announced that it is opening Crytek USA to be headed by former Vigil Games co-founder David Adams.

The studio will be based in Austin, Texas, former home to Vigil Games. Vigil was closed recently after the studio was left unsold through THQ's bankruptcy auction.

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Adams has been appointed CEO of Crytek USA, and will lead a team of 35 developers. It is the first US studio for the Germany-based Crytek, which will be developing games using the company's CryEngine technology.

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

It had earlier been reported that Platinum Games expressed an interest in purchasing the Darksiders IP and had reached out to several Vigil Games staff about jobs.

Adams, and possibly much of the Vigil development team, was not Crytek's only acquisition in THQ's wake. The company also purchased the rights to the Homefront series for a mere $500,000.

Crytek is currently developing the sequel Homefront 2, and has teased that a new announcement will follow soon.

No games or projects have been announced for Crytek USA at this time.

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