It isn’t all the time that developers talk about sequels to their unreleased games, but it does happen. Take today for example. The developer of the upcoming FPS Crysis 2 has expressed that it would like to create a Crysis 3 if and only if Crysis 2 performs up to par at retail. If the game sells “anywhere near as good as Black Ops“, then Crysis 2 definitely won’t be the end of the series. CEO of Crytek Cevat Yerli explains:
“We definitely want to make Crysis 3. I’m not making a formal announcement. We’d like to make Crysis 3 but the second game needs to be successful first. I will mention that there is a plan for how the fiction of Crysis should roll out, but again, it depends on the success of Crysis 2. If it doesn’t meet our goals for whatever reason and doesn’t even break even then there may not be a Crysis 3. But if it sells anywhere near what [Call of Duty] Black Ops has, there may be more from Crysis.”
It barely surprises me that Black Ops is the standard by which they seem to be judging the success of their game. I hope that Crysis 2 turns out to be a functional, quality game and as a result sells a substantial amount of copies. We’ll get to see just how good the game is when it releases for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC on March 22nd.