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

Crysis 3

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.

Leave a comment

You can use the following bbCode
[i], [b], [img], [quote], [url href=""]Google[/url]

Leave a Reply

PC Gaming Calendar 2014


Steam Group

Upcoming Games

Releasing Soon
Thief Shadowrun Returns South Park: The Stick of Truth

Community Soapbox

Recent Features
Watch Dogs

Watch Dogs PC hands-on: Not the perfect open world, but still a world of fun

Watch Dogs offers a generous array of options, and we push the boundaries to see how far we can go.


Heroes of the Storm: Blizzard’s Dustin Browder on rage problems, hybrid roles, and balance

"We’re trying to make it so if there’s something obvious that you want to do, it’s the right thing to do. There’s no sort of hidden rules or hidden strategies that make that wrong."


ArcheAge’s alpha impressions: The freeform Korean MMO that might just live up to its promises

This high-flying Korean MMO has finally made it to a Western release. James jumps in to see if the promise 'sandpark' model delivers.

Reaper of Souls

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls reviewed: Change is a good thing

Blizzard shows that it isn't afraid to change everything


Titanfall: Crush your enemies under your robotic foot with these gameplay tips

Wallrunning speed boosts, room clearing strategies, and more inside.

Streaming Radio
Radio Streams are restricted to iiNet group customers.

GreenManGaming MREC

The Regulars

Sitrep: Hating Guns and Totally Loving Playing With Guns

Toby's absent-minded shower thoughts arrive for your edification.

The Secret World

Legal Opinion: Bait and switch… with a mankini

Not everybody is laughing following Funcom's April Fools joke on its players.

Bad at Aiming

Sitrep: Waiting in line at the FPS dole queue

Toby is so incompetent that he needs an entire new genre of games invented just to cater for him.

Amazon Fire

Friday Tech Roundup (04 April 2014): Radeon R9 295X2 specs leak

Also, the man behind the "Microsoft" phone scam has been captured and fined.

Facebook Like Box