Things aren’t looking very good for Crytek. On top of rumors about the companies financial state, and employees not showing up to work due to late pay, it looks like even more bad things are going on at the studio that built Crysis and CryEngine.
Three people familiar with goings-on at Crytek UK told Kotaku that Homefront: The Revolution game director Hasit Zala has left the studio. Zala isn’t the only person leaving the studio. The insiders note that a large portion of the staff is actively seeking other employment opportunities as they await news on the studio’s future.
This is bad news for the whole of Crytek who are hoping that Homefront: The Revolution will be a success and help the studio. According to reports, CryEngine 3 is suffering from low adoption thanks to the popularity of Unreal Engine 4, and the sales of Ryse: Son of Rome did not come close to making up for the game’s expensive development.
Homefront: The Revolution is slated for a 2015 release date on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. However, unless Crytek can sort out this problem, who knows when the game will actually launch.