Crytek announcing new AAA title next month

Crysis developer said to have new "big budget" game in development for consoles and PC.

Crytek already has a full slate, what with work ongoing on the Kinect-enabled title Ryse for Microsoft, THQ's Homefront 2, and its first iOS title, Fibble - Flick 'n' Roll. However, the German game company has one more product in the pipeline as well, and it's one that it expects to begin talking about next month.

Is Crytek working on Crysis 3? Or TimeSplitters 4?

Speaking to CVG, Crytek general manager Nick Button-Brown confirmed that the studio plans to announce a new "big budget" game for consoles and PCs in April.

"You know about Homefront, you know about Ryse," Button-Brown said. "We are working on another project… [laughs] all three of which are looking really good…The other project looks absolutely fantastic--I mean, genuinely the best of that kind of project we've ever done."

The obvious assumption would be that the new project will be a new installment in the Crysis first-person shooter franchise. Following on from 2007's highly regarded original, Crysis 2 scored a solid critical reception upon its release in 2011.

However, the studio has also been rumored to be reviving the TimeSplitters franchise. Crytek picked up franchise creator Free Radical in 2009, after that studio went bankrupt following the unsuccessful release of Haze. Though Free Radical officially announced TimeSplitters 4 in 2007, the franchise has lain dormant since 2005's well-regarded TimeSplitters: Future Perfect.

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kyle2k
kyle2k

I think the Thief franchise would be absolutely fantastic with the Crytek team behind it. Just wondering..

Kirintar
Kirintar

Guys, it's not Warface, that's a f2p shooter that was basically made by the same guys who do all the free to play stuff, just using the CryEngine. Also, Ryse looks pretty cool.

buying1999
buying1999

Crytek has lost all credibility with crysis 2. A terrible game from a terrible no support developer. "Xbox 360 is the BEST console EVER made." --John Carmack

ispytheworld
ispytheworld

y dnt they make Third person game on cry engine??? it wud luk much better than d uncharted series if they do make one...:-/

DigiTM73
DigiTM73

Crytek, please don't be one sided towards EA Origin and release on other distribution platforms.

famekiller
famekiller

i want an awesome dungeon hacker from these guys.

DLobotomist
DLobotomist

what engine will they use? Still CryEngine 3..... CE3 still looks very advance...

JimmeyBurrows
JimmeyBurrows

Would love another Timesplitters, happy to jump on that bandwagon full of monkeys.

Silphatos
Silphatos

MAXIMUM [insert something with cry here]

minivirus2
minivirus2

@leeko link If they stay true to what Time Splitters was, it IS something special and you should pay attention.

leeko_link
leeko_link

AAA title or not, it's gonna be another FPS just like Homefront and Crysis so nothing special. Was hoping they mention other features to the game other than saying it looks good.

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

@davsonamission Agreed, other than FPS, maybe Adventure (Like Monkey Island.) Survival Horror, or RPG could be good with their engine, Its kinda wasted, if its just used for one f***in genre :P

CMeister666
CMeister666

Hey Dawg I heard you like annoucement, so i put an annoucement in an annoucement

davsonamission
davsonamission

how about you go completely out of the box and do something besides a FPS... that would be nice...

hella_epic
hella_epic

A new Timesplitters,Warface or Crysis

supertom221
supertom221

Yeaaaah, kinda not monitoring. Crysis 2 bored me. Let's see what they have up their sleeve. BUT if it's Origin, I dump it. Took enough crap from it with BF3. Never again, EA. NEVER AGAIN.

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

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Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

okay.. I don't give a f*** about new Crysis the last one sucked... but Its must either Homefront 2, Sniper Ghost Warriors 2, Warface, New RPG from WarHorse Studios, and TimeSplitters, .. if its about new multi-platform IP then I'm curious :D

samsta2
samsta2

If it's Timesplitters 4 pleeeeeeeease don't let it suck. I loved the other games so very much and have such high hopes for TS4. I'm worried they'll screw it up by making it like Call of Duty... But then again it could be awesome! Or Battlefront III would be great :P

gamingfrendly
gamingfrendly

if its on Origin then screw it other wise we will see

TKandPBC
TKandPBC

Looking forward to it. Though for once I'd like to see a company openly announce a new AA title. "Guys, we're set to reveal a really good game next month. Not great, just good. We're anticipating 100 000 rentals in the first month alone. Book it."

GamingForLives
GamingForLives

Warface FTW!!!!!!.....if it isn't Warface then it's gotta be Crysis 3 or Timesplitters 4.......but i'd go with Crysis 3......:D

CTR360
CTR360

crysis3 or timesplitters 4 please

steelmouth
steelmouth

nothing sound better than new AAA tittle,and its from Crytek so you know its really AAA :)

ps3frevr
ps3frevr

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bloody-hell
bloody-hell

Let me quickly break it down for you, EA / Crytek, a AAA title is : - of high quality (visually, gameplay and otherwise) - exhaustively tested - entertaining - has lots of replay value - is bug free - includes all content on launch (no first day DLC crap that should've been included in the first place) .. and in my opinion should be DRM free and come with mod support, because DRM doesn't work at all and only pisses off customers. EA's understanding of a AAA title is something they hype up and pump millions into marketing and CG trailers (instead of development) to make up for the hundredth iteration of a standard mindless FPS. I could even imagine them destroying another franchise whose IP they bought. But then again I don't care about what game it's going to be, if EA is publishing it it will require Origin, which automatically negates my buying decision.

tko6070
tko6070

I suspect the phrase "and PCs" is used very loosely.

ps3frevr
ps3frevr

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ps3frevr
ps3frevr

its name is WARFACE and its been announced 5 days ago..

eriktkire
eriktkire

@Gen007 Big Thumbs Up to that comment

Gen007
Gen007

I like how they can claim AAA just because it has a big budget.

weedman1985
weedman1985

Umm... I'm sorry, but how the **** can you claim that this is going to be another AAA title? It's more than a little bit arrogant. Don't you think so, Crytek? Especially after the profoundly underwhelming Crysis 2.

baal46
baal46

@billlabowski I completely agree... Crysis 2 on PC was just disgraceful compared to Crysis 1 and even Warhead. The idea of another sequel doesn't excite me.

Franzkill
Franzkill

Original IP for the PS Vita using the Cryengine...PLEASE!

Yulaw2000
Yulaw2000

@NeoTokyo86 I hope so too but I'm concerned that EA may try to ruin it somehow.

Sgthombre
Sgthombre

I hope they actually do a new IP. Stop with the sequels, please.

billlabowski
billlabowski

After that horrid excuse for a game, Crysis 2, there's no way I'm going to support CryTek anymore. They went from making the best PC games to the worst console ports. No thanks.

polterdice
polterdice

I see some confusion and I think I can help. "AAA" is a gimmick to get closer to the front of the yellow pages in the phone book. So most likely the new game is "AAA Crisis" or "AAA Crisis 3" or something, that way it will be in the front of the phone book and people are more likely to see it.

spikepigeo
spikepigeo

Also, if it is Crysis 3... get Hanz Zimmer again. Hell, get him even if it's not! Come to think of it, Inon Zur was just as good. So I guess I'm trying to say "keep it up with the orgasmic soundtracks."

spikepigeo
spikepigeo

Alright, Crytek. Here's how it stands: Crysis was incredible. Crysis 2 was great but compared to Crysis -- crap. There's a simple reason for this: Consoles. They're fine in their own right but it's no mystery why a console sequel to a PC exclusive was so much worse in comparison. If this is Crysis 3 and it was developed on PCs for PCs and ported to consoles, then both gamer demographics will be happier as a result. Need evidence? Look no further than the first Crysis -- made on PC ported to consoles and still phenomenal.

darkcomedian
darkcomedian

Original IP, I hope. Also, consoles? Ew. Gross.

inaka_rob
inaka_rob

yeah. great news. just wandering why they dont just wait until next month... hear is some news: next week will have some news that in 3 more weeks there is going to be news.

Atheno
Atheno

If they make a Timesplitters 4, please do not make it have realistic graphics. I really hope they don't try to re-invent Timesplitters because nothing was wrong with it.

XboxGuy1537
XboxGuy1537

Oh man PLEASE MAKE A CRYSIS 3! The second one was phenonmenal

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

It's gonna be Tymesplytters....... because Crytek can't name anything without a Y in it. Eh, mostly joking of course but I'd like to see a new Timesplitters.

edant79
edant79

What are the chances its another FPS to flood the market...