Crytek faces a trembling crisis.
Crytek has announced it’s closing studios in Hungary, Bulgaria, South Korea, China, and Turkey. The plan for the future is to “refocus on its core strengths of developing innovative games and game-development technology.”
Crytek employees haven’t seen paychecks for months, but it appears that there is no place for most of the employees anymore. Only two studios will keep their doors opened: in Frankfurt, Germany and Kiev, Ukraine.
Last week, Crytek has finally paid employees for October and something had to be done about that delay.
The rumor states the company sold its popular free-to-play Warface and its sequel to publisher Mail.ru.
Undergoing such transitions is far from easy, and we’d like to sincerely thank each and every staff member – past and present – for their hard work and commitment to Crytek. These changes are part of the essential steps we are taking to ensure Crytek is a healthy and sustainable business moving forward that can continue to attract and nurture our industry’s top talent. The reasons for this have been communicated internally along the way. Our focus now lies entirely on the core strengths that have always defined Crytek – world-class developers, state-of-the-art technology and innovative game development, and we believe that going through this challenging process will make us a more agile, viable, and attractive studio, primed for future success.
Crytek’s Managing Director Avni Yerli
Author: Artyom Sergeev