Kotaku has reported that Amazon has spent $50-$70 million on Crytek’s engine. This is definitely good news for the company behind the Crysis series and Ryse.
Here is what Crytek’s co-founder Faruk Yerli said in mid-March about this deal:
“It was a huge one, probably the biggest one. I can’t say anything more in detail, but hopefully we’ll be able to announce it with the partner soon.”
Back in mid 2014, Crytek faced major financial issues and came close to bankruptcy. Crytek later on released a press release, claiming that thing were improving and that it had secured – back then – enough capital from a new unnamed source.
Whether that unnamed source was Amazon or not remains a mystery.
It will be interesting to see how Amazon will take advantage of Crytek’s engine.