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Crytek boss explains company's 'non-game' businesses


While Crytek is known for their games, the company actually makes a good deal of money on non-game businesses. Gamasutra quizzed Crytek studio head Cevat Yerli about the company's rapid expansion from "developer of Far Cry" to becoming a massive, international organization that currently employs six game studios -- in locations as varied as the UK, Budapest, Frankfurt Kiev, Sofia, and Korea. CryEngine 3 licensing brings in some dough, but how else does Crytek maintain its operations?

"We have some other contracts going on as well for some other non-game industries," Yerli explained. "We have a lot of contracts going on from gas and oil companies, General Electric, all the way to SOCOM. We have a lot of military companies working with our technology, in fact." According to Yerli, Crytek works on "whatever" these partners want, utilizing their tech know-how to create simulations. Considering how impressive CryEngine looks on a home PC, we're curious to know what Crytek can pull off on a military-grade super-computer. The experience would probably shatter our perception of reality.

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