Crysis producer, Michael Elliot, recently said in an interview that Crysis might not necessarily have to stick to the FPS genre. And that although he feels the series was always intended to be a trilogy, he feels there is a lot of life left in the games universe which could possibly work as a different genre of game.
“You know, I think at this point I don’t want to give anything away. But I think the Crysis franchise itself has life left in it. 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. But I think we’ve built…Crysis was always intended to be a trilogy and I think that over that time we’ve built a really cool universe. We haven’t really gone in and said “Hey let’s put Nano suits and clown suits and stuff and completely violate and sell our IP.” We’ve done a fairly good job at maintaining that, so I think in terms of the universe, we have a lot more life left in that to go back and try some unique stuff. Whether it’s FPS or not I have no idea, but there’s definitely a future in the franchise.”
So what genre could Crysis switch to? I think an RTS could probably be built around the franchise however it may not be likely to happen, RTS games seem to be rather far and few between these days and I would imagine it would be due to publishers seeing them as a high risk project. But perhaps we could see it head in an RPG direction in the future thanks to the huge popularity the genre has conjured recently.
What genre would you like to see Crysis 3 take a shot at?