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.
“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.”