Gaming giant Crytek may have found a way to keep the wolves away from the door for a little while longer, thanks to a rumoured multi-million dollar deal with Amazon.
Crytek, best known for its in-house CryEngine game engine and the Crysis series of games, has been having a rough few years. Its Xbox One launch title Ryse did not get a sequel
, and rumours have spread that the company is facing bankruptcy
. Despite high-level departures
from the company, Crytek has claimed that its future is secure
- sadly, shortly before it was forced to close its Nottingham studio. The latest rumour surrounding the company, however, is positive for a change.
According to unnamed sources speaking to gaming site Kotaku
, everything-seller Amazon has signed a deal valued upwards of $50 million to licence the CryEngine game engine from Crytek. What the sources haven't stated is why
, although Amazon's presence in the home entertainment market with products like the Kindle Fire tablet and Fire TV set-top box make a convincing case that the company could find a use for such a technology.
The rumour follows claims from Crytek co-founder Faruk Yerli last month that the company had signed a 'huge
' licensing deal that it had been negotiating for 'a long time
.' Yerli did not, however, tell Develop
which company had licensed what technology during the interview - but that it would put the troubled company back on-track.
Neither Crytek nor Amazon have responded to the sources' claims regarding the deal.