Crytek Employees Go Six Months Without Pay

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  • Crytek employees cry out at a lack of pay.

Crytek is a German-based video game company that was established in 1999, since then it has ballooned to six studios across the globe and multiple hit games, including the Far Cry and Crisis series, and that doesn’t even mention their work on the beautiful CryEngine’s over the years.

But, if a Reddit post is to be believed, there may be something rotting at the core of Crytek.

Crytek hasn’t paid me (or my coworkers) for almost 6 months now. HELP!” reads the title of the Reddit post, submitted into the Legal Advice sub-Reddit.

Apparently, this isn’t the first time the company has withheld pay. Back in 2014 the company nearly went under water and was saved by delaying payment for the employees of the company.

The Reddit post states that the last time this happened, presumably the events of 2014, they were told that it would never happen again but now it’s happening all over again.

The post also suggests that the employees of the company are afraid to speak out because they are told  “Thank you for your continued efforts through this difficult time” as well as “you don’t understand because you don’t see the whole picture like we do— wages are coming soon.”

Furthermore, there has apparently been a breakdown in communication throughout the company where managers are not able to get in contact with upper management, talks are being refused and apologies have never been issued.

It sounds hard to believe, but with Crytek’s sordid past in regards to similar events this very well may be what is happening over at the game development company. If it is true, I can only wish the best of luck to all of those within the company who have not been paid.