Crytek to Announce “Spectacular,” “Absolutely Fantastic” Game in April

Crytek will announce a “spectacular,” “absolutely fantastic” game next month, the studio’s GM of games, Nick Button-Brown, told CVG at a GDC interview.

The soon-to-be-announced game will be unveiled in April and is “the best of that kind of project [they've] ever done.”

Button-Brown said, about its focus on free-to-play and its first mobile game:

A big part of our business is big budget console and PC games. We are doing all these other things, but they’re on top of that and we’re doing them because they’re interesting.

We still want to deliver the highest quality that we can, wherever we go. You know about Homefront, you know about Ryse. We are working on another project… [laughs] all three of which are looking really good.

When pressed for more details, Button-Brown revealed:

The other project looks absolutely fantastic – I mean, genuinely the best of that kind of project we’ve ever done.

It looks spectacular, the team are doing really, really well and it’s just really nice to see the team really enthusiastic about what they’re doing. They’re really happy.

We’re going to carry on doing those games. We like doing mobile games, we like doing free-to-play, but we also like blowing things up in a visually stunning style.

What could Crytek have up its sleeve? Crysis 3?

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6 Comments on Crytek to Announce “Spectacular,” “Absolutely Fantastic” Game in April


On March 12, 2012 at 12:37 pm

crytek can get lost on the pc platform, after the crap they pulled with crysis 2 their sales are gonna be crap..and they’re gonna blame it on “pirates” again


On March 12, 2012 at 3:30 pm

crysis 2 was fine on pc smeg head


On March 12, 2012 at 8:06 pm

not dx11 at launch, how is that fine?


On March 12, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Crysis 2 was not “fine”.The length of the campaign was a fraction of the first.I don’t do multiplayer because it’s all about hacking and glitches.No DX11 at launch as JC said.I enjoyed the hell out of the first Crysis and was awesomely disappointed in the second one.It had a good look and that was the extent.Unless they can guarantee me at least 15-20hrs of gameplay minimum on the next one(the campaign),then they won’t see any of my money at all.


On March 12, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Crysis 2′s single player campaign I found to be enjoyable at least, even though it wasn’t as fun as the free-roam style of the first game.

But when I hear Crysis 2 is going to be on a new engine, I expected it to look even better than the first Crysis. While it looked good, one really can’t deny that it was a step backward. The prior engine used on the first Crysis still looks better than most anything else out there to date, including Cry3 tech. I admit I never got the DX11 patch for Crysis 2 (because I was done playing it by the time it came out) which I am sure made the game look better, but it doesn’t change the fact that it simply wasn’t the same open experience that the first game was.


On March 24, 2012 at 10:32 am

Wow. You guys are all idiots.

(1) Crytek chose not to include DX11 support at launch because it wasn’t stable until Service Pack 2 for Windows 7 was distributed in late February. Not enough time to rewrite the core rendering engine. Plus, it wasn’t until late 2011 that 1Gb+ video cards were the norm on PCs. No console yet supports the hi-res textures released with the DX11 patch.

(2) I, for one, finished the original Crysis on Delta difficulty in less time than it took me to finish Crysis 2 on Supersoldier. Unless you people spent your time wandering aimlessly around the original maps or playing Crysis 2 on easy, I can’t for the life of me figure out your length of campaign estimates.

(3) Finally, trees are much easier to render than a destroyed city, and the attention to detail on Crysis 2 is much, much greater than the original. Are you forgetting the endless number of empty huts, or the complete lack of a weather engine? I recently installed the DX11 and hi-res texture pactches, and Crysis 2 blows away the original.

I’m sorry, but I think maybe the other commenters need glasses and a new watch.