The lights are on
Negative news reports continue to circle around Crytek. With its Homefront game already in question, now a Ryse sequel is said to be canceled.
A few days ago, reports circulated that financial worries at Crytek UK were putting the development of a new Homefront title in question. There were also off-the-record reports that employees had not been receiving paychecks.
Now, new reports from Kotaku and Eurogamer indicate that the fiscal worries run deeper. According to Eurogamer, disagreements about ownership of the Ryse property have led to a falling out between Crytek and Microsoft and the cancellation of a Ryse sequel. This sequel was said to be a full-on action game, using conventional controls and not Kinect.
Now, it appears the game will not happen. The report also says that unpaid employees may be seeking legal action against Crytek.
[Source: Eurogamer, Kotaku]
Our Take:I'd like to believe that these are just rumors, but there seems to be too much smoke for there to be no fire. Let's hope that Crytek can pull through this difficult time.
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