Future Crysis titles may abandon the FPS genre

Ben Parfitt
Future Crysis titles may abandon the FPS genre

Crysis 3 is unlikely to be the last in the series… but it could turn out to be the series’ last first person shooter.

"At this point I don't want to give anything away," Crytek producer Michael Elliot Read told OXM. "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.

"Crysis was always intended to be a trilogy and I think that over that time we've built a really cool universe. 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."

The Crysis series has always performed well on a critical basis but has never been able to match this commercially, despite making the switch to console in 2011’s Crysis 2.

Crysis 3 will be released on consoles and PC on February 22nd.

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