Crytek Raid Official Comments

On February 4th, at 9.00 am, there was a police raid at Crytek's offices in Coburg, Germany. The raid, according to German media reports and the company, was a result of a tip-off by a disgruntled ex-employee claiming that Crytek were using more copies of a software brand than they had licenses for. According to media reports German police not only raided the Crytek offices but also the home of the head of the company. Although Crytek confirmed the office raids it has not done so for that on its head executive's home.

German media also report that the police claim the possible incurred damages may be in the millions (Euros) something which if proved correct may cause the company severe financial woes.

In an official statement however, Crytek appear defiant and dismissive of the entire event claiming that the company fully cooperated (with the police)in every way. What is missing from the statement is a full denial that the raid produced anything incriminating against Crytek, although the statement does add police cleared the matter with Crytek and it's management staff. Crytek also lash out at various media sources by claiming that Despite false allegations that have appeared in various media and forums, no inventory or personel were affected in any way.

Interesting though this is it is of little concern to gamers who, upon hearing the news, froze fearing another Half-Life 2-style, delay fiasco. That is where the Crytek press release appears to be more comforting as it claims that Development of the eagerly awaited Far Cry was only delayed for three hours... finishing the matter off with the following Crytek would like to assure its fans that completion of Far Cry remains on track.

Whatever the developer may have done wrong or not it would really be a great shame if such a well-made and highly anticipated game was to be delayed or see its production postponed simply because someone got careless with the licenses.

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Crytek Raid Official Comments

ridiculous.. 99% af all software is enormously overpriced. we must be thankfull if somebody buys at least a half of licences required. cause most (not in Germany, of course ;) do not buy any licences at all and will hardly have a legal copy of Windows. and who can blame them? not me. imho the fact, that we've got the pricings we have now does not mean anything. these prices and licensing policies are WRONG.Crytek, on the other hand, should have had it all nice and tidy. not that they must have licences of some overpriced tool for each and every PC they may use in one case or the other (imho), but still, they should be carefull as everybody is trying to be.

Crytek Raid Official Comments

youre right man. Most software that companies try to push you into paying licencing fees for isnt worth its weight in space anyways. Normal people cant afford to pay for millions of little superflous services and gimmics as seems to be the commercial rage these days. For example, just because Its fun to f**k around with photoshop every once in a while doesnt meen people should be expected to shell out thousands of dollars for it, and I'll be f**ked if I'll ever pay to send pictures I took on a cellphone to the one other person I know who could recieve and view them.

Crytek Raid Official Comments

they don't won't to pay? f**k'emu know how much money some companys make of this so called over priced software sounds to me that these guys are just a pack of povo's.i can understand running a pirate version for learning ect but shit it u looking to make big arse bucks off it least u could buy the the software.

Crytek Raid Official Comments

I figure that if you're using a piece of software for commertial reasons, you should pay for it. i mean, if you don't then you are essentially making money for developing software, while the pople who made the software for you run dry. hardly fair.i agree with the post about photoshop tho, in that, if i only use it to mess around, then it certainly isn't worth my thousands of dollars (which i DON'T HAVE!!) because there is no way for me to make my money back.

Crytek Raid Official Comments

I have a sneaking suspison that any software company that has a beef with CryTek will settle it quetly, you dont ruin you relationships with the games industry by taking them to court (RIAA take note!) so I dont think charges will be pressed against Crytek, that and the fact that the Police dont really care about licencing stuff, just out and out piracy!

Crytek Raid Official Comments

"Anonymousat 11:31 6/2/2004"fuk tha police comin straight outta da undergroud"----What the F U C K language are you speaking? Im suprised you spelled "Straight" right."shut the f**k up. you're an idiot if you dont recognize the song.oh and by the way, its "fuk tha police comin straight FROM da underground"...a young nigga got it bad cuz im browwnnn

Crytek Raid Official Comments

"WTF?! Bad graphics! Must be one of those ATi supported games."Dumbass... this game's graphics are some of the best to date. And btw ATI owns Nvidia. " AHAHAHAHAHA What a dumbf**k!!!! DooM 3 and HL2 have waaaay better engines then FC!! Ahahahah, f**king noob

Crytek Raid Official Comments

About the graphics of this game (since this is the latest flame here) they are in fact magnificent. With the scope and the detail as well as the environmental effects few if any games as of today can compare. To the people who say that DOOM 3 and HL2 is going to kill it in every way... youre probably right! (in fact I hope you are) but then who the f#$%k is Crytek comparing to Valve and ID software?? Get my drift? By comparison this is a low budget graphics engine!Now to those who say that ATI "Ownz" Nvidia, you are absolutely right as well! Every competing Nvidia card blows chunks in comparison... BUT this game runs silky smooth on a Geforce Fx 5900 Pro, just keep that in mind

Crytek Raid Official Comments

Yeah this game runs pretty smooth compared to what a game with these kinda (great) graphics should be. I'm only running a AMD 1.4Ghz @ 512ddr @ GeForce 4 Ti4200And yeah ATI owns, I'm getting it next. f**king sick of the 60hz shredding the bloodveins in my eyes.

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