Crytek staff claim they haven't been paid in 3 months

Some Crytek employees are claiming they're not being paid again.

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Crytek have been through a few financial troubles over the years (that's what you get when you abandon PC gaming and want some of that console cash) and here we are again - Crytek developers are saying they haven't been paid in over 3 months. There were big issues in June 2014, which you can check out here.

Crytek staff claim they haven't been paid in 3 months |

Sources from Let's Play Video Games have said that Crytek employees haven't been paid in the last 3 months, with the studio informing their staff the issues would be resolved with a bank loan in Germany, where Crytek HQ is. This was meant to be done over a month ago, and it hasn't happened yet.

The payment delays are affecting all staff, ranging from entry-level through to management. Another alleged Crytek employee has taken to Reddit, saying they work at the German-based studio and haven't been paid in 6 months. The user said: "I'm not sure where else to turn at this point. This has happened in the past a few times, but never for this long. Management never gives anyone a heads up, and it isn't clear to me if they are getting paid or even informed from the owners".

The post continued: "The last time this happened we were told it would be the last time and yet it is happening again. Many of my co-workers moved from out of the country to work here and are unable to leave because they cannot afford to get back home due to their wages being withheld for so long". Finishing off, the post reads: "People are afraid to speak out because we are continuously told 'Thank you for your continued efforts through this difficult time' and 'You don't understand because you don't see the whole picture like we do- wages are coming soon'".

Crytek had troubles a couple of years ago, around the launch of the not-so-successful Ryse: Son of Rome (Xbox release) - and since then, the problems haven't gotten better. They've formed relationships and partnerships with giants like Amazon, but they haven't enjoyed a successful game release in a while.

There are also rumors that Crytek is up for sale, and that they're in discussions with a "big name company" to buy them out.


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering and has recently taken a keen interest in artificial intelligence (AI) hardware.

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