Crytek has announced that it has formed its latest studio Crytek USA Corp. in Austin, Texas. The core of the studio will be 36 former employees of Vigil Games, the studio that was not acquired in last week’s THQ auction (though Crytek did acquire the Homefront IP one of its own studios had been working on), and will be headed up by David Adams who was the Vigil general manager and is now the CEO of Crytek USA Corp.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of the newest Crytek studio, which will boast some of the brightest development talent in the industry. The studio’s launch represents Crytek’s commitment to delivering diverse and high quality content to players everywhere,” said Adams.

“Crytek has always enjoyed a special relationship with gamers and business partners in North America, so establishing a permanent presence in the US was a natural step,” said Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli. “We are extremely excited about the work that we will be undertaking from our strategic new location in Austin, with David Adams and his team of 35 experienced developers. We believe our CryEngine technology will enable the team we assemble to create unparalleled new gaming experiences.”