Crysis 3 story planned, development “depends on the success of Crysis 2,” says Yerli

Wednesday, 26 January 2011 15:14 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Crytek has said it has plans in place for a Crysis 3 storyline. However, the development of a third installment depends entirely on the success of Crysis 2.

Speaking with CVG, Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli said that even though there’s plans in place for the progression of the series’s fiction, it doesn’t mean the game is currently in the works.

“We definitely want to make Crysis 3,” said Yerli. “I’m not making a formal announcement. We’d like to make Crysis 3 but the second game needs to be successful first. I will mention that there is a plan for how the fiction of Crysis should roll out, but again, it depends on the success of Crysis 2.

“If it doesn’t meet our goals, for whatever reason, and doesn’t even break even, then there may not be a Crysis 3. But if it sells anywhere near what Black Ops has, there may be more from Crysis.”

Back in November, Crysis 2 executive producer Nathan Camarillo told Eurogamer it was in the firm’s “best interest to grow Crysis into a very long-running franchise.”

Other than Crysis 2, Crytek has projects in the works across its many studios, with Yerli confirming to CVG that there’s plenty more than just shooters in the works at Crytek.

“We have a bigger ability now to expand with more games,” he said. “As a company we can’t just make shooters, we need to breed genuinely new forms of entertainment and interactive experiences… The genre may not even exist yet for that matter, so what we’re keen on is games that offer new experiences for every moment the gamer plays.”

Crysis 2 hits the US on March 22, and Europe on March 25 for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

There’s currently a multiplayer beta available on XBL for Gold members.