Now this is really interesting. We always considered all Crysis games as some of the best – visually – FPS titles. And although Crysis 3 promises to ‘melt PCs’, it seems that Crytek wants to expand the Crysis universe (or to put it more realistically, to milk this franchise as much as possible), meaning that we could see other games, from different genres, based on that universe.
In an interview with Dusty Cartridge, Crytek’s Michael Elliot Read revealed that Crytek might bring Crysis’ universe to different genres.
When asked about the future of the franchise, Michael said:
“You know, I think at this point I don’t want to give anything away. But I think the Crysis franchise itself has life left in it. Whether it’s in a different game type format, whether it’s expanding upon this, it’s hard to say. That’s going to be up to the designers at the end of the day. But I think we’ve built… Crysis was always intended to be a trilogy and I think that over that time we’ve built a really cool universe. We haven’t really gone in and said “Hey let’s put Nano suits and clown suits and stuff and completely violate and sell our IP.” We’ve done a fairly good job at maintaining that, so I think in terms of the universe, we have a lot more life left in that to go back and try some unique stuff. Whether it’s FPS or not I have no idea, but there’s definitely a future in the franchise.”
Pretty interesting huh? Add to this that Crytek might adapt to the free-to-play model – in the near future – and you got yourselves all sorts of Crysis possibilities. Truth be told, a Crysis game between the first and the second part would be really interesting, though we doubt Crytek will attempt something like that. Still, this IP has a lot of juice left in it, so expect more from Crytek… whether that’s a good thing or not.
Crysis 3 is currently planned for a February release on PC, X360 and PS3.