If you can’t believe you’re reading that title, well I can’t either. Crytek, the team behind the fan-favorite Crysis series (who also debuted the remastered version of its trilogy last year) has announced that Crysis 4 is now in development! The team announced the game with both a blog post and announcement trailer, with the trailer able to be found below.
To roughly sum up the blog post, the team expressed their excitement and stated “we really can’t wait to reveal more details about what lies ahead.” It’s important to note that, as of this announcement, Crysis 4 is in early stages of development. This means there isn’t much to show yet, and chances are there won’t be much to show for a good while now. Despite that, the team wanted to express their excitement to be working again on the series that started it all. They did make a quick note to say that Hunt: Showdown players won’t be left in the dust. In fact, it’ll be the exact opposite with a heap of content planned for the months and years to come. You can also apply for numerous currently open positions at the company, if you want to have a more direct hand in the creation of the next Crysis installment!
Now, as far as personal thoughts go, this is a bit of an unexpected choice. While of course the team debuted the Remastered Trilogy of the first three games back in 2021, the end of the trilogy essentially ties the majority of the loose ends up. Warning that I’m getting into heavy spoiler territory here, but the end saw the success of the resistance in their mission, the end of any potential Ceph invasion (including the death of all Ceph on Earth), and the survival (if you want to call it that) of both Michael and Prophet. How they continue the Crysis story from there, unless we’re talking some form of soft reboot, offers a lot of unknowns right now. One thing’s for certain though: with all this new technology, it’d be interesting to see a game with the scope of the first but the story of later installments. Perhaps that’s a bit of wishful thinking though.
I’d love to hear your thoughts though. What do you think of Crytek beginning development on Crysis 4? Where do you think they’ll take the story? Let me know your theories in the comments!