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Crysis 'to enter new space' when trilogy is complete

Producer wants to move outside of the story told in first three games

The producer of Crysis 3 says the franchise will twist "into a new space" once the trilogy is complete.

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Michael Elliot Read said that the trilogy of Crysis games, which began in 2007 on PC, has become a keystone property that the company can depend on. But he suggested that the IP will be the bedrock for future experiments.

"I think over the last five years we have built up a strong and identifiable franchise, especially in the FPS area," Read told Digitally Downloaded.

"We are now talking about what we can do in taking the Crysis franchise into a new space and do something different outside of the story we have been telling with this trilogy."

It is not clear how the Crytek development team will seek to tread new ground with the franchise, though Read's claims would suggest that the standard narrative-led campaign is not being pursued.

In a separate interview published early in January, Read said that the next Crysis game could explore different genres.

"I think the Crysis franchise itself has life left in it," he said at the time.

"Whether it's in a different game type format, whether it's expanding upon this, it's hard to say. That's going to be up to the designers at the end of the day."

Crytek has about 800 employees based across Europe.

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