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id Software, the maker of the Doom series, is opening a new game studio in Frankfurt, Germany, to create a new “best-in-class” first-person shooter game engine.

The move appears aimed at taking talent from Crytek, the Frankfurt-based creator of games such as Crysis as well as the CryEngine game engine.

id Software, owned by Bethesda Softworks, could be taking advantage of the weakness of Crytek in recent years. Cloud Imperium Games, the game company headed by Star Citizen creator Chris Roberts, has also set up a studio in Frankfurt.

 

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