How did Crytek get picked to purchase Free Radical over the various other companies vying for a piece of the floundering studio? By harnessing the power of dreams.
Crytek purchased the TimeSplitters developer in February, following a period of reorganising that resulted in the layoff of 140 employees. In an interview with Develop, CEO Cevat Yerli explains that Crytek was picked to purchase the failing Free Radical because they offered the remaining staff the opportunity to create the sort of games they've always wanted to create.
"We are working with Free Radical on things that they always dreamed to do" Yerli said. "We are providing the team a roadmap and the chance to grow, which is why we were picked as a partner, and not anyone else."
Hopefully those dreams include finishing TimeSplitters 4.