Crysis 3 will not be the last installment of the futuristic FPS franchise,Crytek’s CEO,Cevat Yerli, confirmed today.
“[Crysis 3] is the end of the story of Crysis,” Yerli said in an interview with Eurogamer, “but it doesn't mean it's the end of the franchise.”
He says that while Crysis 3 will wrap up the story arc of Prophet and his pals, the developer is “excited about the DNA of Crysis and of the franchise.”
“There can be literally tons of titles out there within the franchise. Unlike Far Cry, this time around we feel very flexible about Crysis.”
This future Crysis is still a long way off, however. Pre-production on the prospective title has not yet begun, no publisher has been decided upon, and no business model (like free-to-play, which the developer has proven to be quite fond of) has been figured out yet either.
One thing Yerli can say, though, is that the next Crysis will not simply be called Crysis 4.
“I wouldn't name it Crysis 4 at this stage because it would be misleading. We want to finalize Prophet's story and Crysis 4 would imply the story just moves on.”
You can expect further details on the future of Crysis to arrive shortly, but it sounds like you shouldn’t hold your breath. The game that is coming for sure, Crysis 3, will launch for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC in February 2013.