Following a month or so of reports of development staff not being paid, and current projects in jeopardy, Crytek has published its first official comment on the matter. In a statement provided to Games Industry International
a Crytek representative encourages confidence in the company's future, but does not delve into specifics of any of its studios or their games.
Like the games industry as a whole, Crytek has been in a transitional phase. Our evolution from a development studio to an Online-Publisher has required us to refocus our strategies. These challenges go along with an increased demand for capital which we have secured.
We can now concentrate on the long term strategic direction of Crytek and our core competencies. We kindly ask for your understanding, that we won't be communicating further details about our developments and progress.
Ultimately, with our organization, capitalization, portfolio and technologies we have now laid the foundations for securing Crytek's future - not just in the short term, but also long term.
No mention was made of the state of Homefront: The Revolution, which has been in development at Crytek UK, the studio where many staff were recently rumoured
to have walked out.