Citing sources close to the matter, Kotaku reports that a large number of staff at Crytek UK have stopped working after not receiving full pay for multiple months.
According to the report ‘around 100’ developers have left the studio, although it remains unclear how many developers plan to quit. According to previous reports, Crytek UK employees have only received a third of their wages, following the rumored cancellation of Ryse 2. Other reports claim some staffers haven’t been paid at all for months. While Crytek has not responded to these reports in particular it has denied claims that it is close to bankruptcy.
Crytek is said to be in talks with Homefront publisher Deep Silver over the future of the studio and its current title Homefront: The Revolution. According to other Kotaku sources, employees at the Nottingham-based Crytek UK hope Deep Silver will purchase the studio and continue funding development of Homefront: The Revolution.
“They have invested a lot in Homefront and will want to protect their investment,” one source told Kotaku.
A report from German Magazine GameStar late last month claimed that Crytek UK was on the verge of Bankruptcy. Crytek addressed the report in an official statement.
“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 read, in part.