Crytek already thinking about next Crysis game after Crysis 3

Developer Crytek and publisher Electronic Arts plan to release Crysis 3 in February 2013. Even though that's still a few months away, Crytek is already thinking about the next game in its popular sci-fi shooter series.

Eurogamer reports that, according to Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli, the company will finish up the storyline it began in the original Crysis and continued in Crysis 2 with the release in Crysis 3. However, the next game in the series won't be called Crysis 4, with Yerli saying, "We want to finalize Prophet's story and Crysis 4 would imply the story just moves on.”

Pre-production of the next Crysis game has yet to start and the developer has yet to start looking for a publisher for it. EA has been the publisher for both Crysis 1 and 2, along with Crysis Warhead, and will do the same for Crysis 3.

There's also a plan to release some kind of free-to-play Crysis game at some point but Yerli says, " ... how this looks and when this will be done, whether this is the next one or the next next one, is to be decided." Crytek is already working on a free-to-play shooter, Warface, along with Homefront 2 for publisher THQ.

Source: Eurogamer.net | Image via EA

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One of the few series that has devolved in every way since its conception. The other three belong to EA as well. Seems to be something they're good at.

Reacon said,
One of the few series that has devolved in every way since its conception. The other three belong to EA as well. Seems to be something they're good at.

I enjoyed Crysis 2 more than I enjoyed Crysis and Crysis Warhead. I know Crytek dropped the ball with DX11 support but at least they released it (alongside a high-res texture pack and additional DX9 features).

Hopefully, they learned their lesson. It wouldn't be a good idea for Crytek to disappoint PC gamers again with Crysis 3.

It'll be interesting to see how they monetize a F2P Crysis game. I wonder if it'll be anything like Warface.

Reacon said,
One of the few series that has devolved in every way since its conception. The other three belong to EA as well. Seems to be something they're good at.

I enjoyed Crysis 1 more then I did Crysis 2 but I still enjoyed Crysis 2 quite a bit.

I enjoyed Crysis 1 as a real tactical shooter. More advanced features. Oh sleeper darts, anyone? multiple ways to approach bases (despite a linear-style gameplay).

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