GameStar: Crytek in Financial Trouble

German site GameStar.de reports (in German) that German developer Crytek is in financial trouble, and may be facing bankruptcy. Most of the story is behind a paywall, though we can see they say that the company secured additional funding in April, but there are questions about how long they will remain viable. DSOGaming summarizes more from the story in English, saying the recently released new version of CryENGINE is not selling well, that development of Ryse was catastrophic, and that there have been delays in making payroll for the 800 employee company.
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Jun 22, 2014, 14:25
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Re: GameStar: Crytek in Financial Trouble Jun 22, 2014, 14:25
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At first these guys did great. Far Cry 1 was pretty good, and then when they went over to EA, both Crysis 1 and Crysis Warhead (and the MP Crysis Wars) were also pretty good, too. But when they suddenly decided that PC piracy was too rampant for them to continue and they branched out to consoles to compensate, suddenly things went awry. Crysis 2 and 3 were more just like CoD than anything else (and now the new CoD is copying them). Wareface fell flat, and Ryse (though I didn't play it) has been universally panned for its awfulness, and I'm now kind of glad it was only on the Xbone where originally I wanted it on PS4.

Hunt kind of looks interesting but I'm not getting my hopes up. Homefront is kinda meh. I couldn't care less about Arena of Fate. I guess this is why Crytek's in trouble these days...
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