Japanese publisher, Sega, as acquired Crytek Black Sea and plans to merge it with Creative Assembly. This news comes following the closure the of 5 Crytek studios due to financial problems.
Crytek Black Sea is the studio behind the RTS Knights of Honor and the tactical role-playing game Worldshift. According to Crytek’s Managing Director, Avni Yerli, the decision was made to ensure a healthy and sustainable business in the future.
In the past few weeks, we have worked closely with Creative Assembly and the team in Sofia to ensure that the talented staff at Crytek Black Sea would be well taken care of. We are delighted to be able to announce that SEGA’s acquisition of Crytek Black Sea has been finalized along with the studio’s transition from Crytek to Creative Assembly. This change is a part of the essential steps we are taking to re-focus on our core competencies and ensure Crytek is a healthy and sustainable business moving forward. We would like to thank the Sofia team for their passion and dedication and are looking forward to seeing them do great things as part of Creative Assembly.
Crytek Black Sea was one of the five studios that were closed due to financial problems and just recently the studio reemerged as an independent studio called Black Sea Games. The studio announced that are working on a new project which they are not ready to reveal yet.
However, since Sega has acquired the studio the question arises if the studio is still working on its unannounced games.
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