For those that might not recognize the name Crytek is a German video game software developer best known for their Crysis game as well the CryEngine a well respected gaming engine. Anyway it seems that Germany is threatening to ban all action games in the country and as a result the companies would no longer be able to develop them either.
Well this isn’t sitting to well with Cevat Yerli the president and co-founder of Crytek who has said publicly that if Germany goes ahead with this ban he will move the company out of Germany.
“A ban on action games in Germany is concerning us because it is essentially like banning the German artists that create them,” he told PC Games Germany. “If the German creative community can’t effectively participate in one of the most important cultural mediums of our future, we will be forced to relocate to other countries.
“The current political discussion will deprive German talent of its place on the global game development stage, and deprive German consumers of entertainment that is considered safe and fun around the world.”
Source: GamesIndustry.biz :: Yerli: Crytek will leave Germany if country bans action games
Other than the fact that Yerli wouldn’t have any other choice but to move the company if he wanted to keep on creating games like Crysis it is nice to see standing up and saying how stupid this idea is in the first place