In the wake of Crytek's financial troubles, Deep Silver has just acquired the rights to Homefront: The Revolution and will develop the game under a new Nottingham-based studio, the publisher announced today.
After months of missed paychecks and walk-outs, the staff of Homefront developer Crytek UK were finally paid this week, according to two people familiar with the company. It's a welcome bit of news for employees who were worried they might never see what they were owed in full.
There's still trouble at Crytek, the independent game developer behind games like Crysis and Ryse. And as of yesterday, the bulk of employees at Crytek's UK office are no longer going to work, according to people familiar with the situation.
Crytek, the multinational video game company behind games like Crysis and the new Homefront, appears to be facing financial difficulties, according to numerous rumors and reports.
The original BioShock was created using Epic's Unreal Engine
2.5. Let's imagine, though, just for a second, that it had instead been built using Crytek's fancy new CryEngine 3.
There's been teaser art for years. And even as recently as 2010, word that its creators were talking with publishers about releasing it. But in sad news for TimeSplitters fans, it seems the 4th game in the series is going absolutely nowhere.
Last month, there were reports that an "unnamed Electronic Arts studio" already had new Xbox hardware sitting on its desks. EA swiftly denied the rumours, but now another British source is saying almost exactly the same thing.
When Far Cry developers Crytek bought shuttered British studio Free Radical, many wondered how long it would be until we saw the return of the Timesplitters franchise. That time may be soon.
Free Radical Design's Haze was not a good game. After being delayed multiple times, the futuristic first-person shooter landed with a thud. Part of that can be attributed to the developer's struggle coming to grips with PlayStation 3 hardware.