Crytek's Recently Closed Sofia Studio Re-Opened as Black Sea Games

Crytek's Recently Closed Sofia Studio Re-Opened as Black Sea Games

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Crytek Sofia may have closed down, but much of the team there is already back in action under a new banner.

Crytek closed down five studios last week, including one in Sofia, Bulgaria. Before being acquired by Crytek in 2008, it was known as Black Sea Studios, and was responsible for games like Knights of Honor and Worldshift. With Crytek Black Sea closed, some of the devs there have reformed into Black Sea Games.

Although the official announcement came on December 23, the new developer was actually formed back in early November (as you can see on its Twitter account. The account's second tweet says that the new developer "will need an army quite soon!"

The new studio will be headed by former Crytek Black Sea game director Vesselin Handjiev, who also founded the original Black Sea Studios. The indie studio is already working on a project, although what that project is remains a mystery.

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Good for them. I wonder if they got to keep their offices and computers or if Crytek forced them out?

Now if only the same could happen with EA and Bioware...

Crytek Sofia is NOT yet closed! Yes,this will happen in near future, but now, MOST of the emploees are still there! Only TWO of them left!
Those two are now Black Sea Games! May the force be with you! :)

Crytek Sofia is NOT yet closed! Yes,this will happen in near future, but now, MOST of the emploees are still there! Only TWO of them left!
Those two are now Black Sea Games! May the force be with you! :)

Ah, so still no Knights of Honor 2?.

What are the plans of the people that currently work in the Sofia studio, since it will be closed soon? Do you think to join Black Sea Games or go to another studios? Also do you know how Black Sea Games is currently financed?

We need more good German developers... It feels like we have even less than a decade ago.

I mean entertainment software studios located in Germany.

 

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