More Than 100 Staff Walk Out From Homefront: The Revolution Developer Crytek UK

Written by Jon Sutton on Fri, Jul 4, 2014 12:00 PM
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Things are going from bad to worse at Homefront: The Revolution developer Crytek UK, where reports are circulating that as many as 100 staff have either left or are refusing to work having not received pay.

The troubled developer is made up of many ex-Free Radical staff who worked on the sublime Timesplitters series, but financial problems across the entirety of Crytek following the launch of Ryse: Son of Rome has meant that a number of employees from the Crysis 3 developer have been forced to file grievance letters and leave Crytek UK…

More than 100 Crytek UK employees are said to have walked out or are not reporting to work, having not secured their whole paychecks for a number of months. Deep Silver, who are rumoured to be publishing Homefront: The Revolution, have stepped in in an attempt to resolve the situation. Reports are indicating that the Saints Row and Dead Island publisher is considering a takeover bid, although neither Deep Silver nor Crytek have officially commented on the situation.

The Homefront series has had a turbulent history, with the original launching to a lukewarm reception back in 2011. Now defunct publisher THQ set the wheels in motion for Homefront: The Revolution before going bankrupt, selling the rights to the IP to Crytek during an auction in 2013.

Homefront: The Revolution got a solid showing at E3 2014 and is certainly looking promising, with the official word being that it is still arriving in 2015 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

What do you think this means for the future of Homefront: The Revolution? Do you hope Deep Silver gets its hands on Crytek and steadies the ship? Let us know!

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19:04 Jul-04-2014

Except Crysis 1 and Warhead they hardly made any good game so I dont know if I should be worried they are going down.

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17:16 Jul-04-2014

Sad to see Crytek struggling, whichever Crytek studio, but they might have set themselves up for this. Especially with region-locking me out of their free shooter "Warface" !! REGION LOCK. NO. -_-

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17:56 Jul-04-2014

Region lock - even more evil than cancerous DRM...

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14:47 Jul-04-2014

Well, TBH Crytek hasn't managed to make any really remarkable games after Crysis 1, and their last game RYSE was a flop, i'm not very surprised they aren't doing so great.

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14:25 Jul-04-2014

Sad to see Crytek in it's final stages. Hope someone can turn this around.

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14:04 Jul-04-2014

if Crytek would have RYSE on PC n PS4 they will get their monies

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13:30 Jul-04-2014

Crysis was more or less just a benchmark show-piece game. They decided to make a series out of it to try to cash in but the game was so, well, boring other then the visuals. Kind of like running 3dmark a few times, gets boring real fast. Cryek never had the meat and potatoes games that can keep them alive like EA...

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14:31 Jul-04-2014

I loved Crysis 1 "free" gameplay 2 and 3 were disappointments.

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23:27 Jul-04-2014

I honestly haven't played anything in the Crysis series, until recently I just never had a pc capable of running it, but their engine has been used for plenty of good games, the Far Cry series for instance.

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08:19 Jul-05-2014

Far Cry 1 was CryEngine 1, Other games use Dunia engine, which is extremely heavily modified and barely resembles CryEngine at this point.

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08:37 Jul-05-2014

Far Cry 2's Dunia was a modified CryEngine 2... But Far Cry 3 and 4's Dunia 2 engine barely resembles CryEngine and seems to resemble Anvil more...

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13:30 Jul-04-2014

I hate to see them go down :(

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12:55 Jul-04-2014

Really hurts me to see Crytek going downhill so fast i was really excited for this homefront :(

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12:23 Jul-04-2014

maybe this game will predict when king-jong un dies (in case you don't know the last homefront predicted king jon ill's death

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12:09 Jul-04-2014

It really hurts me to see Crytek going downhill so fast, they do not deserve this at all. They made some mistakes, indeed, but **** guys, it's Crytek.

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12:18 Jul-04-2014

It's true, i don't know how this could happen , they weer so successfull with Crysis 3, really thought they would be one of the main AAA company producers!!...

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13:38 Jul-04-2014

When did this all start happening anyways?

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13:47 Jul-04-2014

Crytek couldn't "keep up" with other companies, they were behing on "inovation" in their games, they invested badly and now this happens.. it's a shame...

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14:28 Jul-04-2014

Innovation ? Does it mean copy paste nowadays or what im sure CoD is damn innovative because it sells so well. Grave news indeed They always did something different like Ryse wasnt only Crysis with swords it was a try to do something different and this is the thanks for that. Seems we are damn doomed !.

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14:41 Jul-04-2014

Yeah, but we never know!, homefront might turn out to be a defining next-gen game, but is crytek keeps going this way , its game over :(

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14:52 Jul-04-2014

Though Ryse had a fresh idea...the bad part was that it simply wasn't a good game, just mediocre. Just having a good concept doesn't mean that game should be a successful.

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15:01 Jul-04-2014

Yeah it wasnt good but this is just the reason why most triple A devs wont try anything new.

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12:08 Jul-04-2014

oh man...,i think the developers of crytek are switching on their cloak mode.....cloak engaged

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12:02 Jul-04-2014

I was really excited for this homefront, but yet again, i was also excited for the last homefront , and the last one wasnt so great, the studios must focus more

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