Crytek are the developers behind the original Far Cry, Crysis, Crysis 2 and the Cryengine. They could also, but for the grace of God, have been bought out by Microsoft.
IN an interview with Official Xbox Magazine, Microsoft's corporate vice-president Phil Spencer says "The first time we met with [Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli] and the team was around seven or eight years ago, and we started talking about what it'd mean for them to become first party."
"And it was a process of what do you guys want to do, what's unique for us, and they were just going to do Crysis, and they'd just come out of Far Cry, and we said we've probably got enough military future shooters, so go do that."
I think Microsoft do a good job on the console side of things, but since they don't do a good job on the PC gaming side of things, the world is a better place with that purchase not having taken place.