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News: You Could Get a Sequel to Xbox One Exclusive Ryse on PS4

You Could Get a Sequel to Xbox One Exclusive Ryse on PS4

Guts and glory

There’s been a lot of chatter about intellectual property ownership of late, with Sony coming under fire from some corners of the industry due to its reluctance to publish Xbox One exclusive Sunset Overdrive without controlling the brand. However, we recently wrote an article about why the manufacturer may have made the right...

News: High Turnover Of Staff At Crytek UK Casts Doubt Over Homefront: The Revolution

High Turnover Of Staff At Crytek UK Casts Doubt Over Homefront: The Revolution

More tales of woe for the studio

Yesterday, we reported on rumours that Crytek is in financial trouble, with staff going unpaid and hints that bankruptcy could be on the cards. Today, there are fresh reports which relate to the company's British studio Crytek UK, which was formed form the ashes of TimeSplitters and Haze developer Free Radical...

News: Crytek Denies It Is On The Verge Of Bankruptcy Following Reports Of Staff Not Being Paid

Crytek Denies It Is On The Verge Of Bankruptcy Following Reports Of Staff Not Being Paid

"We continue to focus on development and publishing"

Crytek — the studio behind the Crysis series and CryEngine — has been forced to issue a statement today regarding claims in the German media that it is on the verge of bankruptcy. German magazine Gamestar is the source of the claims, and says that the Frankfurt-based firm's problems have...

News: Crytek Resurrects Darksiders Developers with Texas Studio

Crytek Resurrects Darksiders Developers with Texas Studio

Back from the brink

Darksiders may have been caught by the scythe of Death, but that’s not stopping a number of former Vigil Games employees from finding new life at Crytek USA. The Austin-based outfit, announced earlier today, represents the ninth studio in the German firm’s portfolio. Its foundation follows closely in the footsteps of Crytek...

News: Crytek: TimeSplitters 4 is Not in Development

Crytek: TimeSplitters 4 is Not in Development

Monkey business

Despite rumours to the contrary, Crytek has denied that it is currently developing a fourth entry in the TimeSplitters series. The company joked in a statement to CVG that it had attempted to employ the infinite monkey theorem to develop the game, but ran over budget after purchasing seven monkeys. The developer continued that thus...

News: Crysis 3 Announcement Evidence Exposed

Crysis 3 Announcement Evidence Exposed

Broken invisibility cloak

The video game sleuths are at it again – but this time it isn’t a publisher or loose-lipped employee at fault. Instead it’s Swedish magazine GameReactor, who’s somehow managed to let the cover of its upcoming issue slip out into the wild. While the cover’s not especially upfront about its contents, a series of...

News: Crytek Confident Homefront 2 Can Succeed

Crytek Confident Homefront 2 Can Succeed

Long-term investment

Homefront divided opinion upon its release in early 2011. Despite not receiving particularly positive reviews, the THQ published first-person shooter enjoyed a fairly favourable commercial reception, thanks in part to a strong promotional push. The sequel to Homefront is currently in development at former TimeSplitters studio...

News: Crytek Teases "Absolutely Fantastic" Announcement

Crytek Teases "Absolutely Fantastic" Announcement

Tears of joy

Crytek is gearing up to announce an “absolutely fantastic” new title next month, general manager Nick Button-Brown has announced. Brown wouldn’t elaborate on the title itself, but it’s rumoured to be a sequel to the much loved TimeSplitters series. He told CVG: We still want to deliver the highest quality that we can, wherever...

News: Crysis Releases On PlayStation Network Next Month

Crysis Releases On PlayStation Network Next Month

EA's slapped an October 4th release date on the PlayStation Network version of Crysis

A European release will follow on October 5th. The remastered game boasts a "modified and enhanced" version of 2007's campaign, with optimised Nanosuit controls, stereoscopic 3D support and more. The whole game's been reworked using Crytek's brand new CryEngine 3 technology. The game will retail for..

News: What The Heck: Crytek Confirmed As Developer Of Homefront 2

What The Heck: Crytek Confirmed As Developer Of Homefront 2

Well this one's a turn up for the books

You could probably call this a megaton if you wanted. THQ has just announced that the next entry in its Homefront series will be handled by Crysis developer Crytek. What the heck, indeed. Naturally the game will run on Crytek's CryEngine technology. The game's currently scheduled to release in THQ's fiscal year ending March 31st, 2014. We'd assume — given..

Rumour: TimeSplitters 4 To Return Soon

TimeSplitters 4 To Return Soon

A rumour in the latest Official PlayStation Magazine hints that the TimeSplitters franchise may be on the verge of making a come-back

The magazine notes, "Gun-wielding monkeys are finally making a comeback! A fourth TimeSplitters title is to be announced soon." Crytek UK — the studio behind the TimeSplitters titles — has previously hinted it will have something to announce after..

News: Crysis 2: Retaliation DLC Dated, Detailed

Crysis 2: Retaliation DLC Dated, Detailed

As with every other big-budget first-person shooter, Crysis 2 will be getting its first slice of DLC this month

Crytek's gorgeous alien-invasion blockbuster will get a pack called "Retaliation" on May 17th. Obviously, any PlayStation DLC dates have a big question-mark looming over them while the PSN stays offline. The pack will include four new multiplayer maps, including: Park Avenue,..

News: UK Charts: Crysis 2 Scoops Top-Spot, Nintendo 3DS Pads Things Out

UK Charts: Crysis 2 Scoops Top-Spot, Nintendo 3DS Pads Things Out

Crytek's semi-sandbox shooter, Crysis 2, has jumped to the top of the UK sales charts, scooping the accolade away from last week's winner, Homefront

LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars finished up second, while the afore-mentioned Homefront settled for third. Last week saw the release of the Nintendo 3Ds, and naturally there was an abundance of titles for the new handheld in the top ten. No Ridge..

News: Crysis 2 Does New York, New York With A Modern Spin

Crysis 2 Does New York, New York With A Modern Spin

"Start spreading the news

I'm leaving today. I want to be a part of it - New York, New York," are the lyrics that would be present in this Crysis 2 launch trailer if Crytek hadn't gone for some dodgy street remix majig. Don't get us wrong, we like some urban beats. Not keen on this tune though. But that doesn't matter because it's Crysis 2! Hide behind your desks folks. Stay in your house. The..

News: Ruh-Roh: EA Pulls PS3's Crysis 2 Demo From The PlayStation Store

Ruh-Roh: EA Pulls PS3's Crysis 2 Demo From The PlayStation Store

Amidst a huge backlash from the gaming community, EA has pulled the PlayStation 3 version of the Crysis 2 demo from the PlayStation Store

The publisher's told gamers that it wants to resolve reported issues so that players can enjoy a "flawless" launch. "Though many gamers have had a great experience playing the demo, we are aware that others have been experiencing server connection..