Crysis was mapped out as a trilogy, but a third installment depends on the second chapter's success.
Crytek CES Cevat Yerli has been rather busy with comments as of late, largely due to promoting the upcoming release of Crysis 2 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC. His latest quote arrived just one day after the exclusive multiplayer demo launched on the Xbox 360 console, revealing a tidbit of information about the third Crysis game.
"We definitely want to make Crysis 3," he admitted when asked about mapping out Crysis as a trilogy. "I'm not making a formal announcement. We'd like to make Crysis 3 but the second game needs to be successful first. I will mention that there is a plan for how the fiction of Crysis should roll out, but again, it depends on the success of Crysis 2."
He added that if Crysis 2 doesn't meet its goals "for whatever reason" and doesn't even break even, then there may not be a Crysis 3. "But if it sells anywhere near what [Call of Duty] Black Ops has, there may be more from Crysis," he added. Given that he previously said that 3D would be a native trait in the next four Crysis games in the franchise, the current wait-and-see approach seems a bit more reasonable.
Outside the Crysis franchise, Yerli said that the company is looking to expand beyond the FPS genre. "We have a bigger ability now to expand with more games," he said. "As a company we can't just make shooters, we need to breed genuinely new forms of entertainment and interactive experiences... The genre may not even exist yet for that matter, so what we're keen on is games that offer new experiences for every moment the gamer plays."
Yerli added that he expects the next generation of consoles to hit the market in 2013. In the meantime, Crysis 2 is still slated to arrive on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC on March 22.