Crytek facing serious trouble, Homefront director resigns

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  1. Gahars
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    You might remember Crytek for their various games and franchises, like the original Far Cry and Crysis. You might know them better for their engines and beautiful visuals. What you might not know, however, is that it seems the company is basically on the verge of falling apart.

    That's right: We've got a Crysis Alert.

    :arrow:Kotaku

    As it turns out, the North Koreans are capable of destroying the West after all. I mean, it's only a Western developer, and it's really more self-inflicted, but at least it's something.

    But yeah. There have been continuing reports of trouble with the studio, from missed paychecks to delays to resigning staff members. A sequel to Ryse was even reportedly dropped. As it turns out, pouring money into the crowded marketplace of F2P shooters and MOBAs was not a very smart idea. Whoda thunk?

    So, Homefront helped kill THQ and looks like it might finish Crytek. I'd call that a double kill.
     


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    Oh well. They Lion Head'd Crysis and that was their only notable games besides the horrible F2P FPS they released recently.

    Sucks for the people working there, but as a whole it's not a big loss to the gaming world.
     
  3. MegaAce™

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    Is Crytek as a whole facing trouble, or only the UK branch? Because I only read UK. How's the German branch doing?
     
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    The UK studio seems to be getting the worst of it, but the company as a whole is struggling.
     
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    They'd rather have their games with high graphics over paying their employees.

    I've never been interested in any of their games because it's always graphics > gameplay.
     
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    Sounds about right. Been hearing about all the various issues Crytek has been having, and to be perfectly honest I'm pretty glad. Their F2P game Warface is fucking terrible, and I'm sure their MOBA will be too.
     
  7. shakirmoledina

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    Good graphics != good games

    Watch dogs will attest to that and yet will not learn (hope i'm wrong in this)

    Crysis was not only graphically awesome but much better in terms of gameplay. One of the few FPS games i have actually finished (inc. Metro Last Light that is also a graphical marvel)

    That being said, lets hope they can change their focus and get back on their feet
     
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    Yeah I already heard about them having financial troubles.
    I wish they had made more than FPS games and a bad Action Game so that I can care about this company.
     
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    so the Crytek Owners/Shareholders are not FAR from CRYing...



    posting in a Gahars thread.
     
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    No upper management? Does that mean homefront is now an indie title? :P


    Kind of sucks to be them. From what I've heard, ryse was just a mediocre game wrapped in awesome visuals, so I guess that project cost them more than they got out of it. :unsure:
     
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    That's actually kinda sad, since I kinda like the Crysis games and the Cryengine can pump out some awesome visuals.
     
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    Luckily the only franchise of theirs I care about is no longer in their hands (Far Cry).
     
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    I didn't even know this game existed..I looked up the GT review and saw that all weapons you buy with in-game currency are RENTED all I could think of was...good fucking riddance.

    uh oh a couple of almost cancelled games that should have stayed dead I can think of are, Duke Nukem Forever (the original Win 98, Xbox 1), Too Human (PSX release date anyone!?), Ride To (mother fucking video game) Hell, and...Sonic 06 were rumored to be cancelled too...

    I think all should have stayed cancelled...but DNF the original edition. At least should have been finished with the Quake Engine..at least it would have been a positive note in gaming history with the Xbox 1 and Windows 98. It might not have sold that great due to the unreal engine being more superior when the game would have been released..but consumers would have understood as the game development started before the unreal engine was born. If the gameplay would have been good and reminded us of classic Duke we would have loved lt :( hell the original trailer showed more depth and classic duke that we knew and love before that next gen crap.
     
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    Welcome to every single F2P FPS on the planet.
    The only real difference is this one looks pretty, plays like shit, and $$$ guns are way better. (well okay every F2P FPS is pay2win, except a couple)
     
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    good 1 less generic run and gun shooter to content with
     
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    Well I hope they release Homefront Revolution if they do shutdown. Give us a big bang like Soul Murder Suspect.
     
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    that...that was sarcasm right? Soul Suspect bombed in the market...causing the company to immediately close its doors.
     
  19. Walker D

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    Wasn't Crytek initially made in part from old Rare employes? ..don't remember for sure..

    well, hope they find a way to be less generic on their approaches, maybe that would help them to gain more market share (well, maybe now it's too late...)
     
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    I hated Homefront, it was full of cliches and bad pacing.

    I'm glad there's a sink or swim agender in the gaming industry where developers of poor games are forced to rebranch and make better games.