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Crytek insists it's okay, has secured capital amid allegations of trouble paying staff


Boys don't cry-tek
Jul 25
A lot of sources have come forth to talk about Crytek studios bleeding staff, cancelling games (including a sequel to Xbox One exclusive Ryse), and struggling to pay staff. Crytek finally issued a statement to ... read
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TimeSplitters

'Everyone' at Crytek UK wants to do another TimeSplitters


You can't always get what you want
Jul 14
"You would not believe the amount of times people ask for TimeSplitters," Crytek UK (formerly Free Radical) animator Mark Jackson told OXM at last week's Develop conference. "[Another installment is] just waiting for the righ... read
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Crytek

Crytek UK has stopped work on Homefront: The Revolution


Staff has gone unpaid over a month as pressure mounts on new title
Jul 03
Amid recent reports of unpaid employees and mismanagement at Crytek, we are now seeing clear signs of trouble within the development studio. The UK branch of Crytek, which is actively working on Homefront: The Revolution... read
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Crytek troubles

Crytek allegedly having trouble paying staff, cancels Ryse sequel


Thirty staff have left Crytek UK since 2011
Jun 25
Crytek's various studios have been bleeding staff, cancelling games (including a sequel to Xbox One exclusive Ryse), and struggling to pay staff, according to sources speaking to Kotaku and Eurogamer.  Kotaku's ten ... read
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Homefront

Video: Homefront: The Revolution looks way better than its predecessor


E3 2014 impressions from Max
Jun 13
Homefront: The Revolution presents a future in which the Greater Korean Republic has successfully invaded the United States. Philadelphia has been lost, and that's where you're living, so naturally it's on you to lead a revo... read
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News that's good to the last drop
There's a hot drizzle of news leading up to E3, and Max is here to suck it down and spit it back at you! A sequel to Homefront is actually happening, for some reason. Ed Boon officiates the new MK as Mortal Kombat X (as in E... read feature

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New Crytek game Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age coming to PC and consoles


Four-player co-op monster hunter
Jun 03
Newly announced Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age is a third-person, four-player cooperative action game that is set in the late 19th century, coming to PC and unnamed consoles. It comes from Crytek USA, a studio built from fo... read
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Apple announces Metal to bring console-quality graphics to iOS


Dramatically reduced overhead
Jun 02
Apple announced their new technology, called Metal, today during their press conference in San Francisco. Metal reduces the overhead between game and hardware with up to ten times faster draw recall rates for A7-powered Apple... read
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Developed by Crytek
As a result of THQ's fire sale at the beginning of 2013, several IPs were ushered off to new homes, just waiting for someone to advance their stories while being published under a new banner. One such example is Homefront, wh... read feature

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Arena of Fate

Crytek's Arena of Fate pits legendary characters against one another


A roster from both history and fiction
May 22
What would it look like if Frankenstein fought Little Red Riding Hood? Or if Jack the Ripper and Robin Hood teamed up to take on Nikola Tesla? Crytek's newly announced game, Arena of Fate, is going to make these scenarios ha... read
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CryEngine

Crytek to offer royalty-free CryEngine subscription


It's a good time to be an indie developer
Mar 19
Well, would you look at that. After hearing Epic Games has plans to roll out a $19.99-per-month subscription plan for Unreal Engine 4, we've know learned Crytek has announced a similar approach for its own CryEngine. But unli... read
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Crytek

Crytek adds native Linux support to CryEngine


Angry toad is pleased
Mar 11
In detailing its plans for next week's Game Developers Conference, Crytek has announced native Linux support for CryEngine. The newest iteration of the engine will also include the features that made Ryse: Son of Rome's creat... read
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Ryse

Challenge editor for Ryse has been scrapped


'Oh no that's horrible news' said no one
Feb 21
Remember that challenge editor that was supposed to be added to Ryse: Son of Rome after launch? Well it's been scrapped. Microsoft spoke with Polygon, stating that "after careful consideration, we have decided to cease devel... read
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Xbox One

That Ryse Xbox One discount is the first deals 'test'


Microsoft could discount more titles in the future
Feb 18
Yesterday, we reported that Ryse was getting some DLC, and a hefty discount down to $40. Xbox studio manager Mike Ybarra has revealed that this $40 deal is a result of a "sales test." Ybarra goes on to explain,... read
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Ryse DLC

Ryse DLC adds new mode and maps, game going on sale


Ryse DLC: It's tricky
Feb 17
On February 28, Ryse is getting DLC. It'll run (DMC) you $9, unless you have the Ryse season pass. No one has the Ryse season pass, right? Leading up to the release, the Games on Demand Ryse will go on sale from February 18 t... read
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Warface

Free-to-play Warface Xbox 360 beta now available


Haha, of course you need Gold membership to play
Feb 08
Well, it's finally here; the Xbox 360 beta for Crytek's first-person shooter, Warface, which was announced back in August, has now launched.  In order to participate in the free-to-play Warface beta, you'll ne... read
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Dtoid in The Collectables

Don a Dtoid shirt and gun in Crytek's The Collectables!


Blast through the upcoming free-to-play shooter in style
Jan 30
Our friends at Crytek are currently accepting pre-registrations for their upcoming iOS and Android shooter The Collectables, and they've created an exclusive in-game shirt and gun just for the Dtoid community! By heading ove... read
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Crytek

God of War: Ascension director joins Crytek


Working on 'unannounced project'
Dec 02
Todd Papy, as some may recall, recently left his position at SCEA Santa Monica (where he worked as game director for God of War: Ascension) without revealing what he'd be up to next, except that he'd be relocating to Ger... read
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Don't bother getting up
Crytek has quite the reputation for crafting some of the most visually advanced games on the market. The Crysis games have been a consistent benchmark for PC fans, and even if you don't enjoy their work, it's always interesti... read feature

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Ryse

Fight for the survival of Rome in Ryse later this week


Because a slowly decaying civilization is totally preferable
Nov 19
There's no argument that Ryse: Son of Rome is pretty, and more evidence of that has been made available through the launch trailer released today. Visually, it's downright gorgeous, but doesn't look like it's particular... read
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Ryse challenge editor

Ryse: Son of Rome will add challenge editor after launch


Create battles someday, but not at launch
Nov 07
A challenge editor will be released for Ryse: Son of Rome sometime after launch says Michael Smart, the associate producer for Ryse. He talked about it with Digital Spy, saying that you'll be able to create your own mult... read
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Battle system isn't QTEs, but still isn't great
People keep asking me about Ryse: Son of Rome. I think everyone has questions because we've heard so many conflicting things about the Xbox One launch title since its announcement. Is it a string of quick time events? How doe... read feature

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Arkane Studios

Arkane Studios is making its next game with CryEngine


Maybe a new Dishonored?
Nov 04
Whatever projects are on the horizon for Arkane Studios, it looks like CryEngine will play a significant part in at least one of them. ZeniMax is looking to hire developers who have experience with the engine for both Arkane ... read
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Ryse: Son of Rome

Ryse trailer promises as much blood as you can handle


Salute your new centurion
Oct 18
You know what next-generation console launch title hasn't been delayed? Ryse: Son of Rome. That one's truckin' right along as expected. Microsoft released a new story trailer today in case you need some context for your cont... read
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Crytek

Crytek's free-to-play Warface launches next week


Are you still interested?
Oct 15
After what feels like years of hearing about Warface -- it literally has been that long, if you count the original release for Asia -- the free-to-play shooter is nearly ready for players in North America. More recently, the... read
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Women for Warface

Crytek's Warface is getting playable women soldiers


It's still a dumb name; also, the ladies are sexualised because of fan feedback
Oct 09
Warface, which I still can't say with a straight face, is adding playable women avatars to the fray. According to executive producer Joshua Howard, speaking to Games Beat, the "female characters are a big hit" in Russia, wher... read
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Dumb Ryse contest

Ryse wants you to name one of its QTE finishers


A QTE by any other name would smell as sour
Sep 09
Crytek wants you to name one of the QTE finishers for Xbox One exclusive Ryse. My theory is that the team ran out of manpower to name them all itself because the game is basically a giant quick time event.  Follow GameS... read
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TimeSplitters PS4

TimeSplitters Rewind in development for PlayStation 4


Time keeps on splittin', splittin', splittin'
Sep 03
Early this year, TimeSplitters fans got some decent news when it was announced that Crytek, owner of TimeSplitters developer Free Radical, was okaying a venture by fans and some former Free Radical employees to mash up the or... read
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Crytek

Crytek bringing free-to-play FPS Warface to Xbox 360


Next year
Aug 28
Okay. I'm willing to admit it -- for as silly as the name Warface is, it's fairly memorable. In a sea of free-to-play first-person shooters, this is among the first (and only!) to immediately come to mind. Not that I've ever ... read
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Ryse: Son of Rome

Crytek upped Ryse's AI difficulty to offset QTEs


Now it just takes longer to get to the quicktime events
Aug 28
Ryse hasn't exactly been perceived as the Xbox One's darling as Microsoft had hoped, and Crytek seems aware of the criticisms. After the game's less than warm reception at E3, the developers took steps to alter the most ... read
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Ryse will have multiplayer microtransactions


Just more reasons to pass on this one
Aug 22
[Update: Microsoft has released a statement addressing exactly how microtransactions will work in Ryse. “The progression system in ‘Ryse: Son of Rome’s’ cooperative multiplayer experience offers player... read
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Graphics

Yep, it's pretty: New CryEngine demonstrated


Current- and next-gen supported
Aug 22
Here's a tech demonstration out of gamescom for the latest iteration of CryEngine, which supports current-gen, PS4, Wii U, PC, and Xbox One, with further platforms to come. Calling it simply "CryEngine" is not an oversight o... read






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