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.Crysis 3 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.