Crytek was facing financial trouble last year, and it looks as if Amazon may have saved them.
Sigh…It was only three days ago that I posted a summary of the events that have occurred within Crytek. Employees weren’t being paid, and members of projects had walked out. Just when we hoped the issues had come to their climax, more stories have surfaced.
It has been previously reported that developer Crytek UK had been facing financial difficulties and many staff members weren’t reporting to work. This follows reports that the company is struggling to pay its staff. This week, Crytek UK has suffered another blow as more prominent staff members continue to leave the troubled game developer.
Crytek seems to be on a roll, seeing as they have announced two games since yesterday. The first was a continuation of the Homefront franchise with Homefront: The Revolution. The title announced today goes by the name of Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age, and it looks like it’s quite the departure from what Crytek … Continue reading Crytek Brings Us Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age
Continuously bombarded with trailers, announcements, and betas, the gaming community is naturally always looking forward. And unless an older game is considered “classic” or “retro” it often ends up in a $2 bin in some yard sale — forgotten to the times. This list is for those games.
On this week’s MONG Podcast, the team discussed some of this week’s biggest gaming news like Quantum Break’s delay, Amazon possibly saving Crytek, Yokai Watch coming west, all of the Nintendo Direct news, and The Witcher 3’s expansions.
Before EA had exclusive rights to develop Star Wars games, Free Radical was working on Star Wars: Battlefront III. Free Radical, now known as Crytek UK, is best known for the TimeSplitters series. The game never came to be because of development issues between Free Radical and publisher LucasArts.Now, after three years of silence regarding … Continue reading Old Star Wars: Battlefront III Footage Emerges
On this week’s MONG Podcast, the team discussed some of this week’s biggest gaming news like Destiny’s newest patch, the Glacier White PS4, the Master Chief Collection Xbox One Bundle, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare being cross-buy, The Wolf Among Us getting a release date, the PlayStation Experience event, and the possibility of Crytek porting … Continue reading Is it a mistake to not release the Halo Xbox One bundle in the US?
The gaming community was set aflame when Microsoft revealed Rise of the Tomb Raider would be exclusive to Xbox One and Xbox 360 during their Gamescom press conference, but according to Phil Spencer (head of Xbox), Lara Croft’s new adventure is a timed exclusive.
The fate of the Darksiders franchise has been up in the air lately. THQ went bankrupt in 2012 and auctioned off Darksiders to Nordic Games in 2013, leaving those who worked for Vigil Games to the fend for themselves. After an unpaid 18 month stint with Crytek, what remained of the founding team left to … Continue reading Darksiders 3 is still a Possibility