After a year of financial hardship, Crytek is closing its studios in Hungary, Bulgaria, South Korea, China, and Turkey, the developer said today. Crytek says they plan to “refocus on its core strengths of developing innovative games and game-development technology.”
Crytek paid their Frankfurt staff missing salaries for October, according to a company source. The company says November paychecks will arrive next week. As we’ve been reporting, Crytek has been late to pay its staff all throughout 2016.
A former Crytek artist wants to sue the company for not paying its staff—and he’s crowdfunding a lawyer to make it happen.
The game company Crytek is again facing financial trouble and hasn’t paid many of its employees in months, according to a number of people who work there. Paychecks have been missing or late throughout most of 2016, Crytek employees say.
To say the new Homefront game has endured a troubled development would be putting it lightly. Something the studio ultimately responsible for the game would like everyone to know once/if they ever finish Homefront Revolution.
CryEngine is adopting “pay what you want” model, allowing users access to the engine and source code without dishing out any money, the game company Crytek announced today.
Warren Spector says virtual reality will be a fad, “at best a minor part of gaming’s future.” Far be it from me to question the director of Deus Ex on, well, anything. But I’m not sure it matters whether VR is a fad. Motion controls were a fad, yet that fad drove the sales of 100 million Wii consoles.
Crytek’s virtual reality experiment is turning into its own...game? Experience? What are we calling these things? Either way, say hello to Robinson: The Journey.
Last year, as the game company Crytek went through near-catastrophic financial struggles, they found help from an unlikely source: the tech giant Amazon.
My first honest reaction to Crytek’s announcement that Ryse was coming to PC was that it must be a quick way to generate some revenue after all its recent troubles. That’s not the case, according to senior producer Brian Chambers.
Xbox One launch game Ryse is coming to PC this fall, according to the folks behind the game, though not via the game's original publisher Microsoft. There's a little bit of a curious pattern developing here with Xbox One launch titles.
This afternoon, Crytek announced that they had downsized their Texas-based USA studio and moved development of the free-to-play co-op shooter Hunt: Horrors of the Guilded Age to their main offices in Frankfurt, Germany.
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.
On Green, a new online golf game was revealed today during a Korean media event. It's running on CryEngine 3 so, besides the pretty environment, golf ball physics will probably be top notch as well.
As Crytek continues to face financial difficulties, we're hearing of more departures at the troubled company. This week, Homefront: The Revolution game director Hasit Zala resigned from his position at Crytek UK, according to three people familiar with goings-on at the studio.
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 developer behind Crysis and Xbox One launch game Ryse, is having trouble paying employees, and the company has been bleeding staff since March, according to people who work there.
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.