Crysis 4: “We have a lot of ideas,” says Crytek

Friday, 8th February 2013 15:07 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Crysis 3 hasn’t even hit gold status and Crytek already has ideas of where the franchise should go next.

Speaking with VG247, Crysis 3 producer Mike Read said before work starts on a fourth instalment, though, the team will be taking a much needed break.

“We’re still at very early stages with things,” said Read. “We’re just literally getting gold status on Crysis 3 right now, so we wanted to give the guys a bit of a break, have them come back fresh, and have them start looking at what’s going to happen next.

“But I think we have a lot of room left in the franchise. We have a lot of directions that we can go. Cevat Yerli has said it himself. We have a lot of ideas. His brain is always working. So, we’ll get there.”

Read said there is still plenty left in the Crysis Universe to pull from, and whether it will continue to be a FPS series is up to the designers.

“We’ve built such a strong franchise that – this is not the end of Crysis in general or the end of the series. There are still stories inside the Crysis universe. We have so many different ways we can go.

“Will it be an FPS? I have no idea. That’s up to the designers, and when we have something to announce we’ll definitely talk more about that.”

As part of our Crysis 3 coverage today, you should read over Dave’s impressions and check out Sam’s time in the swamps through our gameplay video. There’s also a new gallery of screenshots available for you to peruse.

Crysis 3 is out on February 19 in North America and on February 22 in Europe for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.



  1. SameeR_Fisher

    OMG, enough with the BS -not you Stephany-, every couple of weeks someone comes from Crytek and says Crysis series isn’t done, we got more to tell, we got more ideas, we got blaah blaah blaah blaah, okay okay everyone knows no, so go to work already, I find no reason for repeating the same thing every 2 weeks.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Sanwiches

    “Crysis 3 hasn’t even hit gold status” ……..annnnddd………..
    “We’re just literally getting gold status on Crysis 3 right now”

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Lewis247

    From someone who hasn’t played crysis 1 at all really but completed the 3rd I can whole heartily say I am not looking forward to 3.

    I bought 2 thinking brilliant I can play a crysis title without owning a top end pc but it was so fucking linear. Push graphics aside I wanted something open world and epic like the original but was very dissapointed.

    Anyone know if 3 is open world(ish?)

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Mike Dacy

    injoyed playing Crysis 2 and 3 but I think you should have had alcatraz and prophet team up the next time.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Samoan Spider

    @3 Well 3 is a bit of a funny one. I’ve not finished it yet. It has some larger sections but nothing truly open (even ‘ish). The closest I’ve got so far comes much later in the game covering a large section of ground with multiple primary and secondary objectives that crop up (mainly destroy x, y and z). That’s the only section that’s basically a large playground. Although 1 is still the stand out Crysis experience.

    Edit: @4 just to mess with us/you, Alcatraz = Prophet in 2 and 3. At the end of 2, Prophet (via the suit) effectively takes over Alcatraz.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. YoungZer0

    @3: Let’s see.

    > Has not played Crysis 1. Thought 2 was too linear and wanted it to be more like the original.
    > Has completed the third one, does not look forward to the third one.

    I’m confused.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. nollie4545

    Crysis 1 might have been the show stopper but it wasn’t accessible enough for mainstream gamers. It felt purely a PC enthusiast game and the control scheme etc was a bit basic.

    Crysis 2 and 3 bring console like playability but we lost a bit of open-worldness.

    If Crysis 4 can bring the open world RPG type element back, plus more variety and weapons (and vehicles) and a decent and more in depth MP mode, we’ll be sold.

    #7 2 years ago

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