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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Kajetan wrote on Jun 22, 2014, 15:10:
wtf_man wrote on Jun 22, 2014, 14:46:
That said, it seems more like everyone is either going Unity (Especially indies), or Unreal. iD has no Tech 5 sales to speak of, and Cry Engine has a handful compared Unreal and Unity.
As far as i know, Unity and the UE are very easy to learn and to master in comparison to the CryEngine, which is the most powerful engine available at the moment, but requires a LOT of work.

cryengine isnt that much more powerful than UE, on top of that its far less optimized, far less open, and doesnt have a fraction of the same size community working on it

in terms of "whats possible" its actually just about equivalent.. and in many ways much more cumbersome to do the exact same thing - at the end of the day, that lack of workflow efficiency is a HUGE issue

UE itself can be modded to do anything cryengine can, even if its not natively supported - the opposite is not really that true
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