Homefront: The Revolution premiered with a pretty big splash at E3, but recently rumors have arisen of deep financial troubles within developer Crytek UK, to the point where employees are refusing to work because they aren’t getting paid.
Now to add fuel to the fire, Kotaku is reporting from their sources that Homefront: The Revolution game director Hasit Zala resigned from his position at Crytek UK. As the article notes, this is the latest of several high-profile people leaving their positions from Crytek UK.
“It creates a weird scenario as there are now no upper management. Everything is just continuing on a downwards spiral.”
“People haven’t been paid for a long time.”
And despite repeated requests from Kotaku for comments or statements from both Crytek UK & publisher Deep Silver, neither company has responded to the rumors of financial issues or the rumors of all these high-level employees leaving and many not even showing up for work.
I would like for these rumors not to be true, as it’s always sad to see a game studio go down from financial issues, but these rumors are mounting and seeming more credible. Without some kind of quick action and possibly a minor miracle, Crytek UK may not be around much longer.
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