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

Wednesday, 26th 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.



  1. theevilaires

    Jesus Christ!

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    “But if it sells anywhere near what Black Ops has”

    i’m sorry.. WHAT?

    Still, i’m really waiting for this game. It’s going to be mind blowind. :D It’s Crytek obviously.

    My Rig is ready :D Killzones and Uncharteds will look pathetic compared to PC version of Crysis 2

    #2 4 years ago

    “But if it sells anywhere near what Black Ops has, there may be more from Crysis.”

    I’m not sure that’s such a reasonable target to set yourself…

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Wesker

    Yerli is a funny guy. :D

    #4 4 years ago
  5. chronoss2

    i have no interest in Crysis 2.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. BULArmy

    The original Crysis sold more then 1.5 mil. copies only on PC with the initial problems of piracy and not so PCs able to run it. At this point Crysis sold around 3 mil. Now it is on three platforms, the PC version most likely will run on every Pc that can run the original(and I mean run and not good for play) but yeah definetly will not be close to Black Ops, maybe 5 mil. at best.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. spiderLAW

    Im a graphics whore when it comes to PC games too (example: I had Half-Life 2 day 1 running at a locked 60fps or unlocked 100-120fps on highest settings…same for Doom 3)
    But i dont think Crysis 1 or 2 will make UC2, UC3, KZ2, or KZ3 look anything near pathetic. Maybe might show its consoles age, but not pathetic…not even close. All the games mentioned look and will look amazing.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. rainer

    LOL that is delusional, not only the Black Ops comparison but the fact that Crysis has a story!

    It’s a game for graphics whores with generic super soldiers and ice freezing aliens.

    It took Crysis years to just sell that amount on the PC, unless they plan to spend a small fortune on marketing no-one but a bunch of PC gamers will buy this.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. CaptPierce

    I tried out the demo for it yesterday. True it was multiplayer, but I’m not getting the hype for this game yet. It certainly looked outstanding from a console or PC standpoint, but it’s nothing I haven’t played already.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Erthazus

    @7 Crysis 1 already looks better then anything on consoles.
    Uncharted 2 and God Of war 3 are great because ND and Santa Monica have great artists.
    Crysis 1 had no artistic design on whatsoever, just generic buildings and jungles, but damn… Technology made this generic stuff look super awesome.

    @rainer, this time Richard Morgan writes the story for Crysis so STFU.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. spiderLAW

    O i know buddy. I know Crysis 1 looks better. But Pathetic, no it didnt make anything look Pathetic. Yes, graphics on a technical standpoint, Crysis 2 will look better. Art Direction, no. And i think art direction has just as much of an inpact on the graphics as a whole as the tech does.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. StolenGlory


    On a related note and as a comparative point, Art Direction is one of the reasons why I continue to think that the over seven year old World Of Warcraft is still a more visually appealing title than many of the more technically sound games (Conan, Guild Wars, Warhammer etc..) that have come since.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. spiderLAW


    #13 4 years ago

    Artistic quality is purely subjective.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Erthazus

    @spiderLAW, thats why Crysis 2 is going to make them pathetic. Crytek this time i think will have a decent art direction.

    Remember Crysis 2 prerendered trailer with song “New york”?
    that was really good, so i think they got that message.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    *!*!*!** WAIT A MINUTE HERE *!*!*!*!*

    Here they say:
    “…but the second game needs to be successful first.”

    Aren’t these the same developers who previously stated:
    “Crysis 2 must and will score above 90″ with regards to metacritic???

    “No other engine can match crytek 3″

    Well what’s the fucking problem then? Why the sudden loss in confidence? It’s as if NOW the success of Crysis 2 is uncertain where as before they were talking it up like the next coming of Christ.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. StolenGlory


    Yep you are completely right; there are a shit-ton of people out there that can’t abide by Warcraft’s cartoonty and sparkly asethetic.

    Speaking plainly for myself though, the imagination that goes into some of the cities, landmarks, dungeons and world landscapes is pretty staggering.

    But yes, you are right, it is purely subjective at the end of the day.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. baps

    gonna wait for this one to hit the bargain bins to check out the campaign

    #18 4 years ago
  19. spiderLAW

    Yes it is purely subjective….but there is a point. I am an artist, professionaly, but my daughter of 3yrs old is also an artist. There is a difference in quality mind you, but art is art none the less. However, applied to a certain medium, art direction can be measured in a sense. just depends on how you look at it. Generally, people will prefer the art of something that is unique, creative, and has something to grab your eye. Normal City scapes and explosions dont do this without some sort of cinematic display (angling, proportions, foreshortening, color, etc etc etc.)
    Just Saying.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. psybass

    i still can’t see way black ops such a successful game.=\ i mean the graphics was ok the game play was very similar to modern warfare 2, the story as usually Russia vs America, the multilayer was original, and the zombie part was compliantly suck.
    Unfortunately, I have to agree with the people that said Yerli hoping to much, crysis is more of a pc game because of the graphics unlike black ops that being considered more as a console game, and that were the success comes from. i think crysis 2 better than black ops and yet i cant see how crysis sells more…

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Dimacorgan

    There is NO WAY Crysis 2 is going to sell nearly as much as Black Ops has. Not because Black Ops was exceptionally good, but Crysis still ain’t got no name on consoles (which play the biggest role in software sales), I can’t see much hype around this game, and what I’ve seen so far doesn’t build much… I’d say 4 millions if they sell it VERY well…
    “anywhere near Black Ops”? COM’ON!

    #21 4 years ago
  22. polygem

    Demo day on xbl today. Checked out bulletstorm and crysis 2. Both are absolutely terrible imo. Nothing new. Clunky. Graphics not impressive at all in any way. For bs i Didnt expect much (ur3 ) but crysis is so much worse than i expected…Its nit bad looking but far from making me wow in any way…never was a fan of the artdesign either…and it really plays quite clunky which is a killer for games in general but even more so for a fps….Both whiped of my list instantly. Thanks…

    #22 4 years ago
  23. walk_star

    @rainer (cc @Erthazus): hiring Richard K Morgan is the best move CryTek made for this game. he’s one of contemporary science fiction’s most brilliant writers. go read the Takeshi Kovacs novels and tell me you’re not excited

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Kuwabara

    hey erth, u admit to crysis having bad artistic design, thus its just a generic game showcasing how lifelike graphics can be. If u want a better experience than that, just go bush hiking, go on a holiday to a an actual island or something like that. By the way the last 3 seconds of glimpses from the uncharted 3 trailer look better than than all off crysis 1.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Isaaclarke37

    I am so much into the game and i can’t wait to find out how will the game work out in NYC as being one of the most favorite cities all over the world.

    #25 4 years ago

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