Crytek Threatens To Leave Germany

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Crysis developer Crytek is threatening to leave Germany as the government plans to ban violent video games. 16 interior ministers met in June to form a proposal that would ban the production and distribution of violent games "where the main part is to realistically play the killing of people or other cruel or un-human acts of violence against humans or manlike characters". If the proposal passes then Crytek will certainly be moving.
English version of Cevat Yerli's statement: A ban on action games in Germany is concerning us because it is essentially like banning the German artists that create them. 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.

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