Crytek has announced that Crysis 4 is under development and will be released in 2020. The team has collaborated with Activision – who has purchased the IP rights of the franchise from Electronic Arts – and will be using Unreal Engine 4 instead of its own in-house CRYENGINE.
Following the example of other developers and publishers, Crytek and Activision have partnered with Epic Games in order to release the game exclusively on the Epic Games Store. The game will not be coming on any other digital store, so don’t expect to be getting it on EA’s Origin or on Steam.
According to Crytek, Crysis 4 will be an open-world third-person action role-playing game. Players will assume the role of Prophet and will be able to upgrade their suit abilities via a skill tree. Though the game will feature micro-transactions, Activision claimed that they will be only for cosmetics and will not affect Crysis 4’s gameplay mechanics.
Crytek has also released the first screenshots for Crysis 4 that you can find here. These screenshots showcase some truly next-generation visuals and NVIDIA has confirmed that the game will support real-time ray tracing and DLSS. NVIDIA and Crytek will use ray tracing for Global Illumination, Ambient Occlusion, reflections and shadows.
Crysis 4 has only been announced for the PC and there aren’t currently any plans to bring it on current-gen or next-gen consoles.
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