Crytek is in financial trouble. RYSE development was a disaster

#1BPSatsukiPosted 6/21/2014 5:22:33 PM(edited)
looks like things are not so rosy between MS and Crytek

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=841907

*Information is from a half dozen independent sources, according to Yerli "dramatized rumors" from disgruntled ex-employees
*Salaries are paid late and leading employees are sending applications to other studios at home and abroad
*Warface doesn't work outside of Russia, other attempts at F2P were unsuccessful
*G-face was a flop
*The development of Ryse was catastrophic: mere months before release, the title was severely behind, only with additional manpower they were able to finish it
*Disagreements with MS over the ownership of Ryse's IP could be a red flag for other publishers
*Adoption of CryEngine not going as planned, word-of-mouth at GDC was negative
*Too many employees, burn-rate too high (3-5 M euro).
*"The vultures are already circling," says a leading representative for a major publisher.
*Big publishers are not interested in buying outright,would rather wait for bankruptcy, sign the talent and shop the IPs.


more info in the link
#2KMacz31Posted 6/21/2014 5:21:17 PM
Are they the same guys who made Crysis 1,2, 3 series?
#3BPSatsuki(Topic Creator)Posted 6/21/2014 5:22:45 PM
KMacz31 posted...
Are they the same guys who made Crysis 1,2, 3 series?


yup
#4pigboyPosted 6/21/2014 5:26:11 PM
BPSatsuki posted...
looks like things are not so rosy between MS and Crytek

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=841907

*Information is from a half dozen independent sources, according to Yerli "dramatized rumors" from disgruntled ex-employees
*Salaries are paid late and leading employees are sending applications to other studios at home and abroad
*Warface doesn't work outside of Russia, other attempts at F2P were unsuccessful
*G-face was a flop
*The development of Ryse was catastrophic: mere months before release, the title was severely behind, only with additional manpower they were able to finish it
*Disagreements with MS over the ownership of Ryse's IP could be a red flag for other publishers
*Adoption of CryEngine not going as planned, word-of-mouth at GDC was negative
*Too many employees, burn-rate too high (3-5 M euro).
*"The vultures are already circling," says a leading representative for a major publisher.
*Big publishers are not interested in buying outright,would rather wait for bankruptcy, sign the talent and shop the IPs.


more info in the link


May be it is a good news for them; they should change from game development to 3D animation production company instead since most of their games looks good but play bad.
#5Strav23Posted 6/21/2014 5:28:17 PM
Ryse was a great game and a great first experience with my xbox one. I would love a new entry. Ryse was good but has the potential to be amazing
#6AttackOnAZPosted 6/21/2014 5:32:37 PM
It certainly does have a lot of potential. I think they'll learn and grow with ryse 2 if they decide to make it.
#7BloodyDove2vsPosted 6/21/2014 5:32:54 PM
Crytek is done. Bad business ventures and passed over pricey graphic engine.
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#8Jedi454Posted 6/21/2014 5:34:30 PM
Neogaf link posted as the source, nothing to see here folks.
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#9AceAndJunpeiPosted 6/21/2014 5:35:19 PM
Jedi454 posted...
Neogaf link posted as the source, nothing to see here folks.


Oh, now you're back to hating Neogaf. It changes every week, so you'll forgive me for losing track.
#10_Doomguy_Posted 6/21/2014 5:40:45 PM
Well they have another F2P coming don't they?
And Homefront The Revolution?
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