Bundestag, which is Germany’s equivalent of Parliament, is under request from the country’s 16 Interior Ministers to ban both the distribution and production of violent videogames. And law stands to not only harm retailers and annoy gamers, but shut down German game developers as well.
Crytek is the most renowned developer residing in Germany, famous for their groundbreaking work on Crysis and their upcoming multiplatform title, Crysis 2. Should the law pass, Crytek would be forced to either completely outsource the development of Crysis 2, or relocate, as would other developers who create violent videogames. The Interior Ministers are working fast to get the law passed before the September 23rd elections, and we can only hope that they fail.