Gamnesia writes: "An unfortunate and ugly situation has been brewing at Crytek for months, and last week it took an ugly turn that was capped off with CEO Cevat Yerli closing the company's UK branch, downsizing the USA branch, laying off over one hundred workers, and selling off the rights to Homefront: The Revolution. These announcements came less than a week after the studio issued a press release stating that positive news was on the way.
All of this followed months of rumors that Crytek was in financial trouble and reports from both current and former Crytek employees that they were not being paid on time, not being paid in full, or not being paid at all. Employees quit the company in droves, and finally some began to speak out. After the dust settled, Yerli opened up about the situation in an interview, but his attitude was far from apologetic or responsible. In fact, I found it downright despicable."