At GDC Europe, Crytek Boss Reiterates Threat to Leave Germany Over Violent Game Ban

Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli seems determined to find a new base of operations if the German Bundestat passes a ban on the production and distribution of violent games next month. Crytek’s games, of course, include the first-person shooter franchises Far Cry and Crysis.

Joystiq reports that Yerli made his comments while delivering the keynote address at GDC Europe in Cologne:

[This proposed ban] means that Crytek will be literally forced out of the country… If you move a company, you think of it as: let’s move the company strategically, so we get more benefit out of this country. But moving it because a law comes in is too reactive for us. We’re not thinking of moving unless the law happens.

As GamePolitics reported, Yerli made similar remarks earlier this month.

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    mr_mlk says:

    Lets go with the flow then.

    Move to London so you can… err.. Get hit with overpriced offices and enjoy regular train strikes!

    A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body. – Benjamin Franklin

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    Michael Chandra says:

    Eh, if they come to the Netherlands it’s not a real big move, and they can still get Germans to work for ’em most likely. Plus we’re too busy being pissed at the muslims to bother with violent games.

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    Archgabe says:

    No guys!  Move into my garage!  Pleanty of room and houses 3 professional servers.  I will even eat the bills, just let me beta test.  (Hey, all of you thought it, I just said it.)

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    a_pink_poodle says:

    Ignore those chumps! Move to Seattle! The region is similar to Frankfurt in terms of temperature averages and we already have some big wig software developers set up on the east side!

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