Crytek appear to be sliding towards new financial troubles, as rumours (backed up by employee posts on the Glassdoor site) suggest wages are going unpaid at Crytek Frankfurt. These stories have a familiar feel, as a similar lack of funds beset the company back in 2014.
At the time, financial problems were denied by Crytek; but later turned out to be absolutely accurate. Staff remained unpaid for months, and the studio was bailed out by a favourable licensing deal with Amazon for the CryEngine (which ultimately resulted in Amazon’s Lumberyard engine).
Crytek now look to be having problems again, with Frankfurt employees posting details such as “Salaries not arriving on time since last 6 months with no heads-up from the management nor the owners. Every time is the ‘last time’. No apologies or explanations were offered.” The same staff member says that at the time of writing (October 2016), salaries are once again late and currently unpaid. Another, former, employee writes “Issues with payments for over 5 consecutive months.”
Crytek recently released VR title The Climb, and are said to currently be working on Robinson: The Journey for PlayStation VR and the free-to-play co-op shooter Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age.