02/28/2016 (Sun) 13:42:18
Crysis was the sequel to Far Cry. At the time everyone was still in awe at how amazing Far Cry looked so when Crytek showed near photorealistic tech demos everyone believed them and the hype grew gigantic.
The game ultimately didn't quite live up to that hype and yet all things considered it still set the standard for 5+ years even past its own consolized sequel. Its gameplay was more vertical and faster than Far Cry's, it combined many good influences from Quake, Halo and Battlefield and added unique features of its own like the real-time weapon customization. Crysis pushed the envelope for what a first person shooter could be in basically EVERY WAY. The "tech demo" memesters are clueless.
Any way, who could repeat that sort of thing?
Possibility 1, Crytek making a spiritual successor:
Crytek are a different company now, the genuine PC gamers who loved arena shooters surely left that sinking ship before or at least after Crysis 2. Tiago Sousa stayed for Crysis 3, then switched to id to replace Carmack, making the nu-Doom id tech. So yeah, there's noone at Crytek who could make another ground breaking TECHNOLOGY game with the spirit of the original Crysis. DENIED
Possibility 2, EA:
Would EA set out to do something like this? It's clear from Crysis 2 and 3 that EA never understood why Crysis was a fun game and ultimately a financial success. The mere fact that they thought it was a good idea to move it to consoles says it all. No game called "Crysis" will ever pick up where the original left off. The most realistic scenario as far as EA is concerned would be a free to play multiplayer game with the Crysis name and basic gameplay concept. It would probably lean towards 2 and 3 because they are after all fucking idiots who still don't understand that PC gamers liked the original for the Quake/Battlefield hybrid it was, not for the Halo clone EA saw in it. DENIED
Conclusion: The name "Crysis" won't be involved because EA is squatting on it. Crytek won't be involved because they are a console centric, trend FOLLOWING rather than setting company now. The only way would be a spiritual successor by the original devs. Who knows what they are working on now? I don't. I have no idea if they would like to revisit their old "80s action movie on a pacific island FPS" days and if they are still in touch with cutting edge future TECHNOLOGY or if they've changed paths completely. Overall I think it's unlikely that we will ever see a game like Crysis again. We are seeing and will continue to see plenty of Crysis influences in other games but no individual game will ever check ALL the boxes.