Cevat Yerli

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Cevat Yerli
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Cevat Yerli
Born1978 (age 40–41)
Known forCo-founder and former CEO & President of Crytek.

Cevat Yerli (born 1978 in Coburg, Germany) is a German computer game developer of Turkish descent. He co-founded Crytek, one of the largest video game developers in Germany, and served as its CEO and President until February 2018. Yerli was born in Germany to Turkish immigrants from Giresun.

Yerli founded Crytek in 1997 and formally turned it into a company in 1999. His brothers, Faruk and Avni, joined Crytek in 2000 and 2001, respectively.[1][2] The company developed games such as Far Cry and the Crysis series.[3] Cevat Yerli was the director and executive producer on nearly all of the company's games until stepping down on the 28th of February 2018.[4][5]

Games Directed[edit]

Year Game Notes
2004 Far Cry
2007 Crysis
2011 Crysis 2
2013 Crysis 3
2013 Ryse: Son of Rome Codirected with Rasmus Højengaard


  1. ^ "Cevat Yerli Biography". IGN. Archived from the original on 2009-08-12. Retrieved 2009-06-02.
  2. ^ "Crytek Company Profile". Crytek. Archived from the original on September 24, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-02.
  3. ^ "Cevat Yerli". IMDB. Retrieved 2009-06-02.
  4. ^ "The CEO of Crytek has stepped down". Polygon. Retrieved 2018-07-01.
  5. ^ GameStar.ru Shooting range. Cevat Yerli: «In the short term, social components and core games are going to merge». Archived November 23, 2012, at the Wayback Machine