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Crysis 3 and Ryse: Son of Rome producer parts ways with Crytek

Posted on July 23, 2014 AT 10:25am

Crysis 3 and Ryse: Son of Rome producer Mike Read is no longer with Crytek, according to his Twitter profile and LinkedIn page.

Read is the latest of confirmed Crytek rank and file to leave the company in the wake of numerous reports of disharmony at Crysis 3 and Homefront: The Revolution studio Crytek UK As first reported by Kotaku in June, sources indicated that Crytek UK employees weren’t being paid on time, some with months of work and time gone unpaid. As a result, a large number of the studio’s staff stopped turning up to work after submitting formal grievances.

Since then, Crytek lead graphics engineer Tiago Sousa confirmed he’d left the company to wok with id Software on Doom and reports surfaced concerning Homefront: The Revolution game director Hasit Zala resignation.

How this will affect the development of Homefront: The Revolution, which was slated to launch next year, remains uncertain.

On Twitter, responding to Kotaku’s Kirk Hamilton, Read mentioned how he wished that Crytek UK “could have done more on many fronts” with Crysis 3 beyond the “amazing tech behind it,” perhaps indicating that the internal issues at Crytek were bubbling to the surface as early as 2012 or 2013, the former when Read joined the company, the latter when Crysis 3 launched.

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