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

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.

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