Crytek teases "spectacular" new project with CryEngine 3
Posted: 12.03.2012 13:53 by Simon Priest Comments: 15
Crysis creators Crytek have a "spectacular" project they're working on alongside THQ's Homefront and Ryse. They can't spill on it yet but April will host its debut to the public.

Nick Button-Brown of the studio boasts it's "genuinely the best of that kind of project" they've ever done. The team onboard are "really enthusiastic" and "really happy" with it.

THQ passed the Homefront torch to Crytek as they love the Crysis series. Triple-A development is where the studio's focus remains, assures general manager Nick Button-Brown.

"There are so many things I can't talk about," he teased. "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," he added. "You know about Homefront, you know about Ryse. We are working on another project... all three of which are looking really good."

What scraps did he throw our way on this new project? "The other project looks absolutely fantastic - I mean, genuinely the best of that kind of project we've ever done," continued the GM.

"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." A recent EA job advertisement revealed they're publishing something new with Crytek, since they've had such a good time with them on Crysis.
Source: CVG
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By novapaddy (SI Member) on Mar 12, 2012
I'm stuck on a level of Crysis 2. I repeatedly cannot find a way to the end of the level before I get killed. Frustrating, but very enjoyable game. I'm very interested to hear about a Crysis 3.. hopefully I'll be past that level before then...
By JamieSI (SI Core) on Mar 12, 2012
TimeSplitters :)
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Mar 12, 2012
Well considering how average Crysis 2 was I'm not holding my breath for this franchise anymore.
By djole381 (SI Elite) on Mar 12, 2012
I agree. Crysis 2 was a major disappointment for me.
By Kres (SI Elite) on Mar 12, 2012
I'm sure it will be a great new strategy game! 4x space strategy game? I got a feeling it's gonna be something like that.
By djole381 (SI Elite) on Mar 13, 2012
A 4x space strategy??? And from Crytek no less.... *Crickets chirping
Where's this coming from Kres? I too need a good space strategy.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Mar 13, 2012
I'd guess it's coming from withdrawal symptoms of some sorts :).
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Mar 13, 2012
Crysis 2 just proved that CryTek wasn't my kind of gaming company. The controls and feel is not good in the game. I had hoped that the beta would have changed some things in the final release but the game is plain boring once you have gotten over the first levels of oh and ahh's IMO.
By Kres (SI Elite) on Mar 13, 2012
I'm just kidding Djole hehe ignore me. But yeah would want to see a serious project in that direction. I don't imagine Crytek doing it though hehe.
By djole381 (SI Elite) on Mar 13, 2012
Crytek is more of a FPS company. Too bad "Sword of the Stars 2" came out ruined. I really could use a nice 4X strategy game right about now.
By Kres (SI Elite) on Mar 13, 2012
Yeah I know. Used to own a Crysis fan site. Bad that was a bad story.

Yes expected a lot from SotS2. Love the genre. Anyway, I'll stop polluting the topic.
By hunter612 (SI Core) on Mar 14, 2012
Did anyone hear "Mooo" when you were reading this?
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Mar 14, 2012
"Homefront 2" using CryEngine 3...Hell's bells no! If that's the best they can come up with, it will a quick and very public death.
So they buy a fauiled franchise title from a failing company and expect to do....what? Make a hit? This is Crytek we're talking about, really a one-hit-wonder company. Perhaps EA is looking at buying further THQ IP's as well, and I would not put that past them.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Mar 15, 2012
Homefront 2 - as it was supposed to be - a FPS game! *sarcasm*
By HenoKutus (SI Elite) on Aug 18, 2012
Homefront actually i loved that game,ok the SP was short and the MP has some minor glitches,but there was spirit in the game unlike other fps titles like rage for example.
If you are a Battlefield or Call Of Duty fan,this is the third game that you just must have!