Crytek Faces More Layoffs

Crytek Faces More Layoffs

More employees have been let go from Crytek’s Frankfurt studio, as the company is scaling back its publishing operations. As Gamasutra reports, the move will affect the team previously working on free-to-play shooter Warface, which was sold off. Fifteen workers have lost their jobs as a result.

From the press release:

Following the transfer of publishing operations for free-to-play shooter Warface in Europe and North-America, Crytek will refocus on its core strengths of multi-platform game development and the evolution of its CRYENGINE technology. The publishing team previously responsible for Warface will be affected by these changes, though most staff members will transition to new projects internally.   

“Crytek has always sought to push the boundaries of gaming, and that remains our primary goal as we scale down the business to re-focus on game and technology development first and foremost,” wrote Crytek co-founder and managing director Avni Yerli. “Unfortunately, one of the inevitable effects of this process has been the redundancies we are announcing today.”

This news follows events from December 2016, where it was announced that the company would be shuttering five of its satellite studios. Two Crytek studios currently remain open; Frankfurt in Germany, and Kiev in Ukraine.

The Crysis developer has been in a spot of financial trouble in the past few years. Employees received paychecks late in both 2016, and 2014.

“We are extremely grateful for the hard work and dedication of each and every person at Crytek, and the team members we now have to say goodbye to will receive comprehensive support that reflect that gratitude.”


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Comments Comments (2)

Posted by CoffeeAddict
On Thursday 2 Feb 2017 10:29 AM
Well that makes it less likely for a sequel to robinsons the journey on VR unless they decide to bring it to all VR platforms. Hopefully all the employees got paid in the end and those who are let go find alternative jobs soon.
Posted by Paorio
On Thursday 2 Feb 2017 3:40 PM
I hope the industry becomes more stable in the future