100 Crytek Staff Leave Grievance Letter Then Go MIA

/ 2 years ago


The troubles at Crytek are mounting fast, not only did we report the early rumours that the company were in financial trouble, which they then published a statement about denying, only to fire staff a few days later as they revealed they were broke. Then we had staff going on strike and reports that some staff were only paid £700 for a months work and even then, that pay packet was coming in significantly late for many of the staff.

Crytek is in deep $!!t right now, they can’t afford to pay their staff, their games aren’t selling well and their CryEngine software hasn’t had as much uptake as they hoped for. Now almost 100 staff members have simply got up and walked out of their jobs, although if you’re not going to get paid for the job, what is the point in even showing up anyway.

Crytek UK handed in formal grievance letters on Wednesday then packed their things and left the building. It is unclear at this time if any of the staff will be returning to help out, or if they’re all wanting to terminate their contracts permanently, but it’s no secret that Crytek staff have been seeking other employment and jumping ship for months now.

Rumour has it that Deep Silver could acquire Crytek, especially since they’re the publisher of Cryteks current work in progress, Homefront, especially since Deep Silver have invested heavily in the development of Homefront.

Thank you Techienews for providing us with this information.

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  • Flenix

    I hope it doesn’t go totally bust, I quite like CryEngine…
    Or if it does it’d be nice of them to at least leave that out there as an open-source engine, but I doubt that’ll happen.

    • Melvin Bradley

      An open source game engine of that caliper would be nice but like you said it is unlikey to happen when some other company can buy the rights to it/buy out the company and profit off of it. I would not doubt though that one employee does have the code base stashed away somewhere.