Crytek experiencing financial problems – Report

Posted June 24, 2014 by Guilherme Jacobs in Video Games

Multiple sources from Kotaku, Eurogamer, Game Informer and German magazine Gamestar are reporting serious financial problems at Crytek, the developer behind the Crysis series, Ryse: Son of Rome and the recently announced Homefront: The Revolution.

Kotaku has spoken with several current and former employees that describe a tense situation inside the multinational company. The site reports that Crytek keeps missing payments and the promises that everything will be fixed are followed by more and more late checks to employees. This has led to a number of departures from studios all over the world. One employee has estimated that over 100 people left, and according to Eurogamer, around 30 left Crytek UK, the studio behind Homefront: The Revolution.

Crytek has multiple offices around the globe, and reports say that the departures are happening accross more than one studio, including the ones in Germany and Great Britain. Despite its size, the company is still an independent developer.

“Trying to confine the problem rather than tackling it is not the way to go about this anymore; it’s too big now,” one current employee tells Kotaku. “Honest communication, inclusion, and a work environment based on trust could have gone a long way, and may have stopped people from leaving.” A number of game projects have been cancelled, including a sequel to the Xbox One launch game Ryse.

We The Nerdy wishes the best to all affected by the situation and will keep an eye on this developing story.

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