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Crysis 3 Story Already Mapped Out, Says Crytek

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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.

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    darkchazz , January 27, 2011 6:50 PM
    I guess there won't be a Crysis 3 then, if they want Crysis 2 to sell as good as Call of Campers.

    Personally I can't want to try out Crysis 2 on my PC.
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    gekko668 , January 27, 2011 7:04 PM
    That's not what i want to hear. They make it sound like Crysis 2 is a flop.
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    edilee , January 27, 2011 7:18 PM
    They should make Crysis 3 for PC only and go all out on the graphics and forget about holding us back for outdated consoles. Someone needs to step up and take advantage of the raw PC power that is available for games and has been available for some time. A GREAT game could generate PC hardware sales through the roof...people will build that machine to play that one game if it is that damn good.
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    fausto , January 27, 2011 7:32 PM
    if their goal for Crysis 2 is COD like numbers then they are insane
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    failboat , January 27, 2011 8:41 PM
    Multiplayer gets big sales.
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    krogtheclown , January 27, 2011 9:08 PM
    Hmmm they dont seem to understand the market, COD BO's is a hit because the 1st one was a hit and people just buy the same game over and over because they all have friends that do the same thing. I myself fell into this because my online friends only wanted to play COD and they never played any other game nor did they play any game when not Playing COD online.

    When Crysis Wars came out I told them to get and try something new, they refused so now I have only 1 online friend left and we Play BFBC2 which is light years ahead of Black Ops but you wouldn't know it by sell's numbers.
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    TemjinGold , January 27, 2011 10:07 PM
    Crysis games have stories?
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    randomizer , January 27, 2011 10:11 PM
    It seriously couldn't have taken them more than a few days to come up with the story for the whole trilogy. It's not exactly deep and complex.
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    The_Prophecy , January 27, 2011 10:11 PM
    Here's hoping Crysis 2 does well. It's too bad that devs are setting up sequels like this though. As someone else above said, it almost makes Crysis 2 sound like it's going to be a flop, or at least that the devs are half-expecting it to be a flop.
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    Anonymous , January 28, 2011 3:04 AM
    I predict most sale in
    1) xbox 360
    2) ps3
    3) PC

    pc sale will not be enough. that is why crytek choose to go multiple platform.
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    martel80 , January 28, 2011 6:13 AM
    Crysis needs a story? I thought it was like all those Roland Emmerich movies... give ppl so much special FX so they don't care about a story. :) 
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    growup , January 28, 2011 7:56 AM
    I'm sorry but I dont agree with the multiplatform ordeal here. Yes, it makes profit but you gotta think quality over quantity.

    Crysis 3 should be made on PC only and should exploit the full capabilities of todays new hardware. I want to be able to be shooting back and have concrete debris spray by me when a bullet ricochets off the wall, jump from one building into the next one without hitting a load screen. Things of that nature. It is possible; however, the limitations are, like was said earlier, the 360/PS3 technology and the concept of multiplatform = more profit.

    Multiplayer is fun, but gets repetitive after a while. I give Crysis 2 5-hours max until user gets bored either bored of it or finds out its just another FPS - toss back n forth grenades.
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    hardcore_gamer , January 28, 2011 8:10 AM
    Because they are making it for outdated console hardware, I think a 9600GT'll be able to play crysis 2.
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    LePhuronn , January 28, 2011 10:54 AM
    Crysis 2 hasn't been held back because of consoles - if you read previous reports on the game's development you'll see that they built the graphics for the PC first and then paired back for consoles, NOT the other way around.
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    g00fysmiley , January 28, 2011 10:58 AM
    valve has made stuff other than fps... the made portal that more about a conveance... admitadly a fpp first person puzzle game so same perspective but no shooting, just redirecting
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    Gin Fushicho , January 28, 2011 11:59 AM
    FOUR?! Four games after this?! Don't make it into another Halo.... =.=
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    schmich , January 28, 2011 2:37 PM
    rotsaeI predict most sale in 1) xbox 3602) ps33) PCpc sale will not be enough. that is why crytek choose to go multiple platform.

    Not enough compared to what? It doesn't take that much extra work to make the game for PC. In fact if you're doing the game multi-platform is not all that bad to make a PC version as you get a decent bunch of sales for not so much work. In fact you get more sales that way than spending that time sandpapering the console versions to get a few more sales.

    Anyways Crytek should have known better to not make an FPS game with a crappy multiplayer. What happens then? Everyone pirates and does single player only. I regret buying the first game and I ended up not buying Warhead. So: bad multiplayer gameplay and requirements being out of reach for many means the game dies v. early after its release. They really should learn from DICE and Valve.

    LePhuronnif you read previous reports on the game's development you'll see that they built the graphics for the PC first and then paired back for consoles

    Don't believe everything you hear esp. when its not from a 3rd party. We'll have to wait and see. It will be quite clear if it was held back or not considering consoles are generations behind on hardware and are lacking on DX11 features.
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    jfem , January 30, 2011 5:36 AM
    Aside from FPS, I hope they also make good RPG, something like Diablo, and with excellent graphics. :) 
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    filci , March 28, 2011 9:36 PM
    Im well known with Crysis and COD (all parts) and judging my opinion Crytek and Activision done great job making these games. 1 thing is missing in Crysis that i notest: Cryengine requiers more powerfull PCs while COD Engine can get a good FPS and Quality while having a medium or even low geared PC. If Crytek can make the same thing the game will be much more sold. About making more games i agree with you guys. Racing games with good quality are always welcome.
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    lradunovic77 , April 14, 2011 5:31 AM
    Crysis 2 is a great shooter game, very intense and it is better than famous HALO. Crysis 1 and Crysis 2 are different games but they both perfectly fit the story. Graphic is nice in Crysis and with upcoming DX11 patch this is going to be kick ass.
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