Crytek making ‘radical’ fourth Crysis game, won’t be called ‘Crysis 4′

Monday, 12 November 2012 17:11 GMT By Dave Cook

Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli has revealed that Crysis 3 will be the end of the current plot arc that began with the first game, but that the franchise is far from over. There will be a fourth Crysis game but Yerli has stated that the title ‘Crysis 4′ would be misleading. Find out why below.

Speaking with Eurogamer, Yerli discussed his studio’s plans for the franchise.

“[Crysis 3] is the end of the story of Crysis,” he said, “but it doesn’t mean it’s the end of the franchise.

“We are excited about the DNA of Crysis and of the franchise. There can be literally tonnes of titles out there within the franchise. Unlike Far Cry, this time around we feel very flexible about Crysis.”

As the current plot arc will end with next year’s Crysis 3, calling the next game Crysis 4 would be misleading, Yerli stated, “I wouldn’t name it Crysis 4 at this stage because it would be misleading. We want to finalise Prophet’s story and Crysis 4 would imply the story just moves on.

“Normally in this time right now we would already have pre-production going on, but because we want to make this something much more radical and new we are looking at it as a bit more of a long term thing. It’s too early to talk about it for these reasons.”

This means that Crytek may not be pairing up with EA on the project. We’ll have more as it happens.

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