Crytek is hoping to avoid a repeat performance of the heavy pirating of Crysis 2.
Speaking to PC Gamer, senior creative director Rasmus Højengaard said Crytek had not yet decided what anti-piracy measures to take with Crysis 3.
"I can’t say. Obviously it’s something we’d like to address," he said.
"We’ll do what we can, but whatever that’s gonna be is hard to say yet."
Although Crytek have reason to be a little sore about piracy, the developer managed to joke about it.
"It’s unfortunate that you don’t win any awards for most downloaded game," Højengaard said.
"Certainly people apparently really want to play our games, they just don’t want to buy them."
Crysis 2 was one of the most pirated games of 2011 and is estimated to have been illegally downloaded at least 4 million times after an early build leaked a month before release.
Crysis 3 is due on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 next northern spring. Check out our video feature here.