Speaking to Next-Gen, Crytek's engine business manager, Harald Seeley, has explained the reasoning of bringing Crysis Warhead to PC after studio boss Cevat Yerli previously said the company would never do another PC exclusive. Warhead will be the last, apparently.
"When Cevat said we would not create new PC exclusives, he was referring to any new projects we will start in the future," said Seeley. "Of course Warhead has been under development for quite some time, and we had no desire or intention to disappoint our loyal PC fans.
"So, after some careful consideration, we decided to continue our support for the PC Crysis franchise with this release. But yes, all new franchises we develop in the future will be created with a cross platform strategy in mind. Of course we're also aware of the danger of making a game that is only designed for one particular audience and platform, and failing to meet the needs of the others. So any game we create will always offer something unique on each platform and will be carefully tuned to both the capabilities and strengths of that platform, as well as the intended audience."
Glad that's cleared up. Crytek announced Crysis Warhead, a PC-only title running alongside the original Crysis, this week.