Rumour: Crytek UK developers stopped working
Crytek’s financial trouble seems to be getting worse, as employees at Crytek UK are rumoured to be no longer going to work due to late paychecks. This new issue could lead to delays to Crytek UK developed, Homefront: The Revolution.
According to Kotaku’s inside source, workers at Crytek UK have handed in formal grievance letters and left the building. A source at the company stated that around 100 people have left, although it is unclear how many plan to leave permanently or return after Crytek have paid them the money they owe.
Along with the rumoured mass walkout, there is another rumour that Crytek and Homefront publisher Deep Silver are trying to find a way to resolve the situation at Crytek UK. Employees at Crytek UK are hoping that these talks will lead to Deep Silver purchasing the studio and continue to fund the development of Homefront: The Revolution. One source told Kotaku “They [Deep Silver] have invested a lot in Homefront and will want to protect their investment,”
Rumours of Crytek being in financial difficulty is nothing new as the company has been losing staff since March, and Microsoft dropped a sequel to the Crytek developed Xbox One exclusive, Ryse.
Crytek UK developed Homefront: The Revolution is due out later this year for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Neither Crytek nor Deep Silver has commentated on this situation.