Crytek not limiting themselves to the FPS genre when planning for Crysis 4

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By on January 7, 2013 at 1:49 pm

With Crysis 3 almost upon us, naturally Crytek are starting to think about the future — and surprisingly, they’re considering other genres beyond the FPS when it comes to the next Crysis title.

“I think the Crysis franchise itself has life left in it,” said Crytek’s Michael Elliot Read to Dusty Cartridge.

“Whether it’s in a different game type format or whether it’s expanding upon this, it’s hard to say. That’s going to be up to the designers at the end of the day. Crysis was always intended to be a trilogy, and I think that over that time we’ve built a really cool universe. We haven’t really gone in and said, ‘Hey, let’s put Nanosuits and clown suits and stuff and completely violate and sell our IP.’ We have a lot more life left in that to go back and try some unique stuff. Whether it’s FPS or not I have no idea, but there’s definitely a future in the franchise.”

We recently spoke to Michael about Crysis 3 also, where he claimed that Crytek weren’t going to let consoles hold them back any longer.

Source: Dusty Cartridge via PC Gamer

9 comments (Leave your own)

Please, no more MMO’s


RTS! Halo Wars was frackin’ awesome and condensed the Halo universe in a comprehensively believable way. Crysis could totally work the same.


Halo had a vast and detailed universe that allowed an RTS to work. Crysis doesn’t. I would like a Halo Wars 2 though. :(


Ensemble Studios made halo wars, age of empires and Mythology. Micro$oft just shut the down in 2009 right after halo wars, so no more halo wars until M$ actually creates a new game studio for strategy games.
On to topic, Crytek should totally go for open world but wouldn’t have the graphic intensity of a linear game. I would like more RPGs set in the future…


Yes I know there won’t be a Halo Wars 2 for that reason hence the sad face.


Crysis as an RTS would be a bit weird, like Starcraft prettier and less resources. It’d probably be more like X-COM. That being said, Crysis X-COM would be pretty cool. That I’d buy.



MS could easily get Robotic Entertainment (the old Ensemble Studios devs) or Gas Powered Games to develop one for them though if they wanted. In fact they got GPG to design Age of Empires Online which was originally meant to be made by RE.

Gas Powered Games has designed a few RTS titles under different publisher names.



Well they never gave the halo franchise any 3rd party to work on. I will be a very big change for Microsoft.


Crysis as an RTS? Dear god, no. I’d pay them not to make it. It would be like those missions in C&C where you only had the Commando. Cool idea at first but boring and no where near as cool as 50 Mammoth tanks.

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