As throngs of graphics-loving fans await the release of Crysis 3, developer Crytek has an eye on the future. According to CEO Cevat Yerli in an interview with Eurogamer, Crytek will be making another Crysis game, but it’s not Crysis 4.
Yerli confirmed that Crysis 3 ends the story arch presented in the series’ first trilogy of games, “but it doesn’t mean it’s the end of the franchise.”
“Unlike Far Cry, this time around we feel very flexible about Crysis,” he said, referring to the game’s expansion potential.
While Crysis 3 is scheduled to release February 2013, the next title in the franchise won’t be available for some time.
“Normally in this time right now we would already have pre-production going on, but because we want to make this something much more radical and new we are looking at it as a bit more of a long term thing,” Yerli said.
Will the next Crysis game be free-to-play, a shift Yerli has predicted will take the industry by storm? The CEO has stated that, once Crytek’s publishing obligations are met, the company will look to transition to a free-to-play model.
“We do have a plan for a free-to-play version of Crysis, but how this looks and when this will be done, whether this is the next one or the next next one, is to be decided,” Yerli said.