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Ryse 2 Cancelled! Crytek is Unable to Manage Salaries
Apparently, developers of Crysis and Ryse: Son of Rome is not able to keep up with their expenses. The company is going through financial crisis and will not be developing the sequel of Ryse: Son of Rome.
According to various sources, CryTek has had trouble managing salaries of their staff and as a result, they have been losing quite a lot of them since March.
Employees say that around a hundred people have left the company in three months and others talk openly of leaving. This has resulted in many of their prospective projects being cancelled. One of these is Ryse 2.
Current situation is pretty dire according to anonymous sources but it looks like the developer itself isn’t willing to shed some light on it.
In fact they are trying to keep the matter hushed up by stopping employees to talk about their salary issues over emails to prevent leaking the news.
Another major issue highlighted by one of the employees was the lack of communication and shying away from the trouble at hand instead of tackling it the way it is supposed to tackled:
Trying to confine the problem rather than tackling it is not the way to go about this anymore; it’s too big now. Honest communication, inclusion, and a work environment based on trust could have gone a long way, and may have stopped people from leaving.
Areas that have been greatly affected are the UK and Frankfurt offices, but it is clear now that none of their offices has been unaffected.
As far as Ryse 2 is concerned, one anonymous employee says that we have known about the game being cancelled since February! The issue arose over the rights of the franchise, and Microsoft stopped sending in the checks. I guess that had a lot to do with their current situation.
The aftereffects of Ryse 2 being cancelled have been so great at the developer that some employees got only 30 to 40 percent of their paychecks while others didn’t get paid at all.
Currently, we have no word whether Microsoft will be making Ryse 2 with any other developer or not.