Crytek employees are once again signalling that the game developer is in similar to the financial troubles the company face in 2014.
Reports from company employees on social media and Reddit suggest that the company’s Bulgarian studio, Crytek Black Sea, hasn’t paid its employees reliably over the last six months. The studio is currently working on free-to-play MOBA, Arena of Fate. Vesselin Handjev, director of Arena of Fate, left the studio in September.
Back in 2014, the company sold off numerous assets to keep afloat including Homefront: Revolution and its Nottingham, England-based offices, which rebranded to Dambuster Studios, to publisher Deep Silver. At the time, CEP Cevat Yerli acknowledged that the company had missed payroll to prevent the company from going bankrupt.
It is claimed that the troubled developer is currently in discussions with a “big name company” to be purchased. These rumours also floated back in 2014 but other options were taken instead.
Amazon currently licenses CryEngine which it has modified with online and social features utilising AWS and Twitch services for its own engine, Lumberyard.