Submitted by kingtroy 419d ago | news

Crytek Still Facing Issues As Homefront Director Resigns

As Crytek continues to face financial difficulties, we're hearing of more departures at the troubled company. This week, Homefront: The Revolution game director Hasit Zala resigned from his position at Crytek UK, according to three people familiar with goings-on at the studio.

Zala was also franchise director for the free-to-play shooter Warface.

Crytek UK development manager Ben Harris also left the studio this month, and a number of other people have either left or are openly looking for new employment as of this week, sources say. The exact number is hard to pin down, as Crytek UK is in flux as staff await news on the studio's future, but the departures includes senior leadership—just two weeks ago, studio head Karl Hilton confirmed to me that he was leaving his role, though he said he plans to stay within the company. (Hasit Zala, Homefront: The Revolution, PC, PS4, Xbox One)

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Majin-vegeta  +   419d ago
ouch not good.Lets hope the game doesnt suffer cuz of this
Magicite  +   419d ago
it might not get released at all
Meltic  +   419d ago
release it half done. Let us play it
RichardDawkins  +   419d ago
In all honestly I don't even want Deep Silver to make this... With so much discord and problems with staff i can only imagine it might affect the game's quality. At least pass the game off to a company that know's what their doing and is not on the verge of bankruptcy.
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MasterCornholio  +   419d ago
Wow this isn't looking good for Crytek.

Looks like they have a crysis on their hands. Time to Ryse up and fix the problems before they suffer a titanic fall.
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Dudebro90  +   419d ago
if you were trying to be clever...you failed.
WeAreLegion  +   419d ago
If you were trying to be a dick...you succeeded.
IVanSpinal  +   419d ago
Old joke
NarooN  +   419d ago
The joke had some steam until the end. Crytek had nothing to do with Titan Fall.
Activemessiah  +   419d ago
Wonder how Crytek's gonna damage control this one... Is it really that hard for them to admit there's a serious problem?
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SlavisH2  +   419d ago
i hope they make it. I like the studio. I could careless what n4g thinks.
OpieWinston  +   419d ago
Can't say any of us are surprised Crytek is going under.

They believed F2P games was a smart decision...It backfired
They believed Mobile would earn income...It hasn't
They've got multiple studios working on F2P games and can't keep money in their employees pockets
They turned MS down for Ryse because they wanted to hold onto an IP that no one but MS was willing to invest in.
They've got a terrible contract with Deep Silver because they aren't fully funding the game.

The list keeps going on and on.

I was a fan of Crytek, but they've changed a lot since the Crysis 1 days.
TekoIie  +   419d ago
"They turned MS down for Ryse because they wanted to hold onto an IP that no one but MS was willing to invest in."

Because the last time they opted not to keep the rights to their game it turned out real well for them didn't it?
OpieWinston  +   419d ago
Yeah wouldn't you want full funding for a game where you can put paychecks in peoples accounts so you can stay in business that much longer.

It's a matter of being smart, and they haven't been smart.
TekoIie  +   419d ago
"Yeah wouldn't you want full funding for a game where you can put paychecks in peoples accounts so you can stay in business that much longer."

I can't find any article which supports your claim on the funding, and I doubt there is one that takes into consideration the THQ bankruptcy and Deep Silver acquisition which have clearly caused the issues on development.

Its more likely that this game did have FULL FUNDING until THQ went down. If you have a source which states the opposite please post it.
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Whatever4Ever  +   419d ago
I agree also, they are a good studio just in gamers tastes that's all. I can't believe there's so much bashing on them, since more studios more games. I really hope they finish HomeFront and that will pull them out of their financial slump fingers crossed.
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HumanAfterAll  +   419d ago
It's starting to look like Homefront: The Revolution might just go under. I was really looking forward to it and if it gets canceled we will probably never see the Homefront IP again. I doubt anyone would want it after it's rough lifespan.

Such a shame =/
CaptainObvious878  +   419d ago
That's not a good sign at all.
awdevoftw  +   419d ago
as much as the crytek fans want this game to be good, this game is going to seriously suffer from the lack of continuity. at best, if it is released, it will be bad. at worst, it will put the final nail in the coffin.
Agent_hitman  +   419d ago
Hope that this game wont be axed due to Crytek's financial position..

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