Crytek is a German video game company founded by the Yerli brothers in 1999. The main company is based in Frankfurt, Germany, and headed by Cevat Yerli.
Association with FRD
Following the bankruptcy of Free Radical Design in 2008, the company's assets were bought by Crytek for £50 million and the studio was rechristened "Crytek UK". The British division of Crytek moved into spacious offices at Nottingham Southreef, where they helped develop several games for Crytek.
They were responsible for developing the multiplayer of Crysis 2 and also had a hand in the development of Crysis 3. The studio developed Homefront 2 (in CryEngine 3), which became a Crytek-owned IP following the bankruptcy of publisher THQ.
In July 2014, Crytek sold its Crytek UK division, along with the Homefront IP, to the Deep Silver parent company Koch Media, which repurposed the Nottingham-based studio as "Deep Silver Dambuster Studios". As of 2020, THQ Nordic holds ownership of the TimeSplitters IP, with unknown plans for it.