After Crysis: Crytek Working on New FPS Franchise?

A LinkedIn profile of Crytek gameplay/animstion programmer David Ramos spotted by Superannuation reveals that the famed Crysis developer is working on a new IP in the FPS genre. The new title is slated for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC on a unspecified date.

According to the profile, Ramos worked on the new game for approximately one year, implementing several core gameplay mechanics architectures and served as a main animation programmer at game code level. The profile also states that he refactored the code handling the input for aiming to drastically improve its feeling, provided general optimization tasks for consoles at game code level and co-designed many of the project game mechanics.

The news follows reports that Crytek canceled work on a 3rd-person project codenamed "Redemption," appearing on the resume of technical artist Dimitry Kachkovski (PDF) and David Ramos' LinkedIn profile. Ramos worked on it for six months and claims that it was slated for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC. Kachkovski's resume doesn't go into specifics, but does verify the "Redemption" name.

Last month Crytek denied reports that it was currently working on a game for the next-generation Xbox (720) console, specifically TimeSplitters 4.

"Crytek do not have any next generation hardware from Microsoft, nor do we know when Microsoft may announce future hardware or what that hardware will entail," the company said. "Crytek are working at pushing the boundaries of what current technology can bring, including our focus on DX11 which will be released shortly as an update for Crysis 2, and we believe this work, added to our estimations of what the new hardware will provide, set up CryENGINE as a next generation engine for all consoles."

If you missed it, our own Don Woligroski here at Tom's Hardware took a look at the DirectX 11 patch for Crysis 2 as seen here.

"For those with the compatible hardware, 3D Vision/DirectX 9 is more visually rewarding than the DirectX 11 mode, if we're being forced to choose now," he writes. "Realistically though, the deployment of DirectX 11 graphics cards far exceeds the number of 3D Vision-capable screens, so the majority of Crysis 2 players can get their free DirectX 11 Ultra Upgrade enhancements without any tradeoff, assuming their machines are fast enough to turn them on."

  • liveonc
    How big a rig do I need to run it, do I have to choose between a rig or a car, & will I be able to play games in the sauna in the winter?
  • tipoo
    But can it run ?????

  • bennaye
    I wouldn't be too surprised if the next game from Crytek turns out to be more useful as a pseudo-benchmark/standard rather than a game in which all future systems are judged against. Which is good, as pushing the boundaries helps innovation. But on the other hand, I'm sick to death of still hearing "But does it play crysis?" all over the interwebs, so here's to hoping for an actually decent storyline.
  • makaveli316
    I hope they quit. Crysis 2 was a FAIL and the patch for DX11, months after the release of the game, was an EPIC FAIL.
  • NuclearShadow
    My sources tell me they are trying to secure licensing rights to a certain big name you already know. I guess I will just come out and ruin the surprise so spoil alert. It's My Little Pony. They are making the game which currently has the plan to be named My Little Pony's Maximum Carnage. As you see young girls are the least likely to play a FPS and are a completely untapped consumer in the market. This will help introduce
    young girls to the genre.
  • mauller07
    what i would like to see is a game to the same graphical standard as the current unreal tech demo 3.9etc version before 4 is released.
  • bustapr
    as long as they get somebody good to write the next game, Im interested. makaveli316I hope they quit. Crysis 2 was a FAIL and the patch for DX11, months after the release of the game, was an EPIC FAIL.It was actually a fun game, and it had great graphics compared to most others. Now with the DX11 patch it actually looks better than even the original crysis. And it was not a fail at all considering its 3 million units sold so far.
  • hardcore_gamer
    "........reveals that the Crysis developer......"
    Call them Crysis 2 developer. Crysis developer no longer exists.
  • AbdullahG
    I hope they will think about us PC gamers before releasing the game...
  • clonazepam
    They need to hook up with retired military and get some help with the AI. In Crysis 2, the enemy troops walk in single file, clustered, and all the enemies are just plain dumb as hell. If they give you a rifle with a scope, then the weapon fire should alert the enemy, especially if you just shot unfortunately, if you are too far away, you can take shot after shot while the enemy AI just stands there and takes it. If you include long range weapons like a sniper rifle, then by all means program the damned AI to react to it... otherwise, leave them out... but you know you can't do that.