Crytek recently downsized, shedding five studios. One of them, Crytek Black Sea in Bulgaria, has been reborn as an independent studio now named Black Sea Games. That’s the studio’s original name, before it was purchased by Crytek in 2008.
The studio has inaugurated a website, which states that the team is aiming to create hardcore games revolving around large worlds, player choice, and content sharing.
Black Sea Games is currently working on a project, and the artwork above is from the company’s Facebook page, but nothing has been formally announced.
Black Sea sounds like it has ambitious aims, so it’ll be interesting to see what an independent studio can do given that player/story-driven open world games usually aren’t cheap to make.