what’s even left of crytek anymore? I’m guessing a legal team who’ve realised their only chance of a payday is getting some of CIGs cash by force, since CIG dumped their asses and switched to lumberyard (which is amazons own implementation of cryengine, that amazon can actually support). Cryengine’s meant to be a pain, and CIG needed constant support from crytek, who haven’t released a game themselves in over four years. I crytek were entirely dependent on CIG to keep going, and since CIG jumped ship crytek’s legal team and whoever’s left over there (who do you employ when your only product is an engine you can’t support that only one person is using, and that customer has jumped ship to a bigger company who make a better supported version of the same product?).
this stinks of pure cash grab, so it’s down to whether they just want to get some cash while they think they can (settlement), or they intend to create enough of a legal case that it consumes all the available financing on both sides and all the money in lawyers hands (hint: this will be their desired outcome, but it’s probably a big ask).
i’ll give the single player a crack ifnwhen it turns up, but otherwise star citizen’s done; thankfully i didn’t put more into it than the basic cost of a game.
they went a bit bohemia; only rather than use arma dlc and an unfinished dayz (plus all their actual core, ‘non-game’ business) to get funding they kickstarted and have sold hundreds of millions of dollars of as yet pretty worthless virtual goods, while endlessly working on a game and engine to bring it to a level of technical excellence that only a minority appreciate.