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Word on the street is...
Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)20:09 UTC+1 No.428566 Report

Word on the street is crytek's closing down. Cant pay staff. Closing studios, cancelling games. Looks like the hiring pond just got smaller, /3/.
Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)20:58 UTC+1 No.428576 Report

Word on the street is statements starting with "word on the street" are nothing more than your autistic unwarranted opinions.
Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)21:27 UTC+1 No.428578 Report

No wonder.
Crytek never produced good games.They looked good but had no depth.

Their games were more a way to present their engine than anything else.

Maybe if they had made the new Battlefield Hardline they would have a better chance since that thing looks like a mod than a original game.
Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)21:27 UTC+1 No.428579 Report

the op's post is true.
Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)21:57 UTC+1 No.428582 Report

> Their games were more a way to present their engine than anything else.
Generic shitposting template statement that can be said about any modern game with awesome graphics. Looks like this is just a garbage cryengine hate thread.
Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)21:59 UTC+1 No.428583 Report

Could it be.
Cant be considered really.

But you have to admit that the Crysis for example is just eye candy while BF and CoD where fun to play before they allbecome more of the same.

There is no problem of using a game to advertising your engine, but making only shitty games and expecting to survive as a company dont seems like a good market strategy.
Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)22:11 UTC+1 No.428584 Report

> CoD
> fun to play
trolling works best when you're subtle about it. You should have stopped at Battlefield, now you made it really difficult to take you seriously.
Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)22:16 UTC+1 No.428585 Report

at least CoD is locked 60fps, kid
Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)22:17 UTC+1 No.428586 Report

When COd and BF where new, both where fun to play regardless of what series you are fan of it.

And they did good. They showed the power of the engine and made a good ammount of money just with those games.

We cant say the same about Critek and in some ways, about iD Software.

iDTech has always being one of the most awesome engines out there, but the games that they use as example has always fall short to what they could have acchieved.

In the other hand you have the Source engine that never was really that good but had games so good that everybody was using it.

Is not just about the power of the engine, but about good publicity to make ppl use your engine. And Critek is doing an awful job in this deparment.
Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)22:29 UTC+1 No.428587 Report

Yup. Nobody at ID is smart enough to make a good game. All technical knowledge, no application.
Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)22:32 UTC+1 No.428588 Report

> PC cant handle crysis with ultra graphix at 70fps
Talking to poor people is entertaining.

Well all the games feel the same deep down. You run around, kill people, die, repeat. It's just that Crysis introduced gameplay variants such as invisibility, super armor, super speed, super jump and such, but you say they didn't put anything special to the table besides their engine. Now CoD is doing the exact thing with invisibility cloaks and exoskeletons and suddenly it's all fun and awesome. Your predictable hypocrisy makes your point invalid and makes your further posts redundant.

About the source engine, I don't know what draws peoples minds into that but some people made awesome half life mods with that ancient clunky engine. Maybe because the developers made the editing and modding tools much more available and easy to use compared to the other engines out there or it got more popular because of the Valve fanbase. But that's just a guess.
Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)22:33 UTC+1 No.428589 Report

0/10 trolling
Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)22:34 UTC+1 No.428590 Report

>Your predictable hypocrisy makes your point invalid and makes your further posts redundant.
I dont know why having a different view of something makes me a hypocrite.

Maybe you are not used to talk with ppl that has diferent views. Is a shame anon, you are loosing a lot of oportunities to learn from other ppl.

I will just say this: you won the argument for forfeit. Iam out of here.
Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)22:41 UTC+1 No.428591 Report

> its cool when I see it on CoD but it's not cool when I see it on Crysis, even though Crysis made it first.
> why does that make me hypocrite
hmm..you sounded like you had the mental capacity to see why you were a hypocrite. You can't expect everything I guess.
Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)22:49 UTC+1 No.428592 Report
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slocik 06/26/14(Thu)22:50 UTC+1 No.428593 Report

>Word on the street

You mean kotaku and eurogamer ?
Kotaku not once posted a true article in their 5 years history, while eurogamer just had their front page filled with "i am sexists and so are you".

I dont believe it.
First their last game
was published by microsoft. And as anybody who knows a thing about this industry knows, the publishers covers the cost of production, not the developer. Not only that microsoft had to pay bonus for teh exclusivity, i bet ruse was an insane profit for crytec, any loss was covered by microsoft since it payed for it pre production obviously, and the profit was in m$ interest not crytecs.

Then we have the recent announcement crytec signed new deals with military for training software. Those are pure profit deals, seals dont matter, they only make money on this.

Made by a tiny crytec department in Kiev, where the cost of developing a game is a bottle of vodka and some bread
No way this could even dent crytec as a whole

>crysis 3
While the sells were low, it still went over 3mln copies,
And again, was publsihed by EA, so any loses go to them not to crytec, crytec again made only money of this deal.

So unless we are talking about someone laundering and stealing money out of this company there is literally no way they can be doing bad.
They are an independent studio who makes games for other publishers while selling engine licences and making stuff for the army on the side.
If they fire people then they dont do it because of financial reasons, probably are overstaffed since they dont make any games since ea won pay for another crysis game, and microsoft wont pay for another ryse,
Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)22:51 UTC+1 No.428595 Report

>I dont believe it.

multiple confirms on polycunt, tripfag
slocik 06/26/14(Thu)22:59 UTC+1 No.428598 Report

Nobody confirmed shit.
All comes from "anonymous sources" and "as kotaku says".
Mostly there is physically no way they can be doing bad, all their deals were extremely successful for them and bad for their publishers.
They dont even cover marketing costs its all ea and microsoft.

We are talking some insane levels of incompetence and mismanagement to tank a company like this. Im talking years of running a full studio staff whit no profit source, and since they just went off ryse production we know this isnt the case.

Unless someone officially comes out names himself, and proves it i will call bullshit on this.
Crytec isnt thq, they dont have 50 studios to support and cover their loses, hell they didnt publish a single game so far,

This is why i fucking hate game journalism, its all anonymity, rumors, lies, pr bullshit, and secrecy.
Never, ever trust someone who isnt willing to show a shred of proof for what he claims.
Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)23:06 UTC+1 No.428600 Report

nope. its been confirmed. They polycounters were even talking about it amongst themselves at e3
Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)23:19 UTC+1 No.428602 Report

ITT: Retards bitch each other on news that does not affect nor concern them.
slocik 06/26/14(Thu)23:22 UTC+1 No.428603 Report

>They polycounters were even talking about it amongst themselves at e3

The fucking who ?
Name them, name the people who would be in a position to know this.
Everybody who says this carp has no clue how game development works.
Game studios suffer from games selling bad, publishers do. And if that publishers owns that studio then it can close it down, but if the studio is independent like crytec they can do nothing to it.
Literally the only way crytec could lose money so far is by employing too many people and having them do shit all post production of a game.

And the solution is easy, fire your staff.
If you have no games to make, fire the people, its not a sign of a company doing bad, its a sign of proper management.

Still crytec is now working on homefront, its first self published title, so obviously they have shit loads of money to do this.
And this is the only game that will do them harm if it sells bad, depending on how much $ they got saved up and how much will they spend on production and marketing they might kill themself or might not, this is the problem with non open companies, only the shale holders know how much money they got.

But after 8 years of all super successful deals they must be swimming money.Its a dream of every dev team to work for other publishers and not care about the games sells. Crytec is literally living the game dev dream.
slocik 06/26/14(Thu)23:24 UTC+1 No.428604 Report

>be interested, or work in gaming industry
>herp derp dosnt affect you
fuck off kid
i bet you think voting is a waste of time since it dosnt affect you
Anonymous 06/27/14(Fri)00:09 UTC+1 No.428610 Report

>Still crytec is now working on homefront, its first self published title, so obviously they have shit loads of money to do this.

nope. They owe artists money and arent paying them. They're deep in the red.
Anonymous 06/27/14(Fri)00:16 UTC+1 No.428611 Report
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slocik 06/27/14(Fri)00:48 UTC+1 No.428615 Report

60mln is literally fucking lunch money

i want numbers, whats their yearly revenue, whats their yearly income, how much their assets are worth and what its net worth.
If their yearly revenue is 500mln then a 60mln loss can be made up in 2 months, and with worth of lets say 2 billion they could sustain that loss for 10 years and still be worth 1,5billion.

Someone who calls 60 mln a loss obviously has no fucking clue about anything
Anonymous 06/27/14(Fri)00:53 UTC+1 No.428616 Report

its zero. They're -60mil in the red. If you want to look it up, its germany, its free. g2g - transformers.
slocik 06/27/14(Fri)01:16 UTC+1 No.428618 Report

Stop lying kid, what are you fucking 12 ?
Crytec isnt open to the market its privately own.
Any source claiming to know how their finances look is pulling numbers out their ass.

And again, its 60 mln loss what ? -60mln income ? What was their revenue for that year ? Whats their assets worth, 60mln loss for a company worth a billion or more is nothing.

And if you implying their net worth is -60mln and they are in debt, then how the fuck can they pay the electricity bill.
They arent a distributor or publisher, they dont have a constant income source, they earn money by selling games to publisher in one big hundred million dollar deals.
Where they get money to develop homefront, where does they money come from, when their arent actively distributing any goods.

Even if you pay late, you pay with money, and money has to come from somewhere.
And in debt with who, who gives them money ?

Or better yet, how could they loss 60mln in a 4year period in which they didnt publish a single title, all potential loss would go to ea and microsoft since they payed for the games development.
Anonymous 06/27/14(Fri)01:35 UTC+1 No.428619 Report

Not that guy, but they were partially funded by the Germany. Now we know that they probably cant borrow enough to even pay their employees at this point after years of dissappointing releases.
slocik 06/27/14(Fri)01:46 UTC+1 No.428621 Report

>after years of dissappointing releases.
Its like talking to morons.
What disappointing releases, they didnt have a single bad deal in all those years.
They are not the publisher nor the distributor, sales have no relevance to how much money they make, they get paid upfront by ea no matter if the game sells or not.
So how exactly a deal like that is disappointing ? And to who ? To ea, sure, but who cares about them, not a bank, not some government sponsoring system.
Anonymous 06/27/14(Fri)01:48 UTC+1 No.428622 Report

The only person who knows the fine deals of the contract are the lawyers. The fact is that they cant pay and are closing down studios.
Anonymous 06/27/14(Fri)05:39 UTC+1 No.428634 Report

from america, voting literally means shit here because everyone who matters doesn't care about you unless you have more than 5 billion dollars and regularly donate millions to elections.
Anonymous 06/27/14(Fri)08:26 UTC+1 No.428639 Report

You should have joined your local super PAC.
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