Crytek boss Cevat Yerli has spoken out against plans to ban German developers from making violent games.

"A ban on action games in Germany is concerning us because it is essentially like banning the German artists that create them," he told PC Games.

"If the German creative community can't effectively participate in one of the most important cultural mediums of our future, we will be forced to relocate to other countries."

Back in June, a group of Government ministers announced plans to ban production and distribution of violent games, known as "killerspiele".

According to Yerli there could be serious consequences if the move goes ahead. "The current political discussion will deprive German talent of its place on the global game development stage, and deprive German consumers of entertainment that is considered safe and fun around the world," he said.

The German parliament has yet to make a decision on the proposal.

Never mind, Cevat, move to Brighton and we'll take you for fish and chips on the pier, then you can make us a Eurogamer-themed FPS where readers get to blow our faces up with grenades and nail bombs.

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