Crysis 3 Story Already Mapped Out, Says Crytek

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.

  • darkchazz
    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.
  • gekko668
    That's not what i want to hear. They make it sound like Crysis 2 is a flop.
  • edilee
    They should make Crysis 3 for PC only and go all out on the graphics and forget about holding us back for outdated consoles.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.
  • fausto
    if their goal for Crysis 2 is COD like numbers then they are insane
  • failboat
    Multiplayer gets big sales.
  • krogtheclown
    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.
  • TemjinGold
    Crysis games have stories?
  • randomizer
    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.
  • The_Prophecy
    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.
  • 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.