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!