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RUMOR: Homefront: The Revolution’s game director leaves Crytek UK

Posted on July 14, 2014 AT 11:12am

If reports are to be believed, Homefront: The Revolution and its developer Crytek UK face even more troubles, as the game’s director has supposedly left the studio.

This report comes from Kotaku, where editor Jason Schreier has been tracking the supposedly numerous financial troubles of Crytek’s UK development arm thanks to multiple inside sources. In this latest report, word has been leaked to him that Hasit Zala, game director for Homefront: The Revolution, has officially resigned from his position at the studio. If true, his resignation comes amid reports of other upper management leaving Crytek UK, missed paychecks, and a bulk of the studio’s staff refusing to go to work due to the large amounts of back pay they’re now owed.

If Kotaku’s inside sources are indeed legitimate, they point to larger potential financial troubles for Crytek as a whole. And, of course, while the top point of concern are those at Crytek UK whose lives are being thrown into chaos due to all of these developments, one also has to feel bad for publisher Deep Silver. At E3, the company excitedly announced its picking up of publishing rights for Homefront: The Revolution, and seeing the development of one of its biggest upcoming titles thrown into so much chaos can’t be fun.

Source: Kotaku

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