Reports recently surfaced, claiming Crytek UK has been facing serious financial challenges. German magazine GameStar claimed that development on Ryse: Son of Rome was a “disaster” and other companies have been making offers to hire away Crytek talent.
According to Eurogamer, over 30 employees have left Crytek UK since 2011, when development on Homefront: The Revolution began. The staff who have left reportedly held key positions in art, design and programming. According to its sources, Eurogamer reports that the departures have been a result of employees not receiving their paychecks on time without compensation or explanations of the delay.
Crytek UK issued a statement to Eurogamer, claiming the reports are just rumors. “Regardless of what some media are reporting, mostly based on a recent article published by GameStar, the information in those reports and in the GameStar article itself are rumors which Crytek deny,” the statement reads.
“We continue to focus on the development and publishing of our upcoming titles Homefront: The Revolution, Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age, Arena of Fate, and Warface, as well as providing ongoing support for our CryEngine and its licensees. We have received a lot of positive feedback during and after E3 from both gaming press and gamers, and would like to thank our loyal employees, fans and business partners for their continuous support.”