Crytek has once again speculated on the future of its Crysis series and revealed that there's still a lot of life left in the franchise and that future installments might not be first-person shooters, like previous titles.
is set to appear at the beginning of the year and Crytek has already shared lots of screenshots, videos
, and details about the game.
What's more, members of the studio have also mentioned that the team is already thinking about a new installment in the series, which might even be free-to-play.
Now, Crytek producer Michael Elliot Read has told Dusty Cartridge
that there's still a lot of life left in the franchise and that in the future the studio won't limit itself to making just shooters.
"You know, I think at this point I don't want to give anything away," Read said. "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. "
According to Read, Crysis
was built as a trilogy and Crytek has taken great care to preserve it and not make any dramatic changes.
"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."
Crytek is definitely exploring other genres, what with its successful Warface free-to-play shooter or with the upcoming Ryse first-person brawler.