A Free-to-Play Crysis?

Crytek seems to be thinking ahead, even before Crysis 3 is out.  In a recent interview with Eurogamer, Cevat Yeri, CEO of Crysis’ developer Crytek, mentioned a number of important things about the franchises’ future. There are two important point, one about the future of the gaming industry and Crytek’s business model. When asked about the possibility of a future F2P title, Yeri responded:


The truth is much more complicated. There’s a transformation period for the industry. I believe free-to-play is our inevitable future. I
But the most important aspect is there is a psychological transformation of the customers and the publishers that has to happen before believe there are F2P titles out there that can be story-telling, that can be co-operative with your friends and can be competitive with your friends. It’s all possible. The business model is independent from the way you design games. It’s a very important thing. People always make these things dependent, but it’s actually completely independent.
But we have a very clear picture of how this will look and how a transitional period where retail and free-to-play can coexist for one titleeverything is F2P on every platform. We are promoting these steps with other titles we’re doing right now in our company. Crysis, we do have a plan for a F2P version of Crysis, but how this looks and when this will be done, whether this is the next one or the other next one, is to be decided.

The other interesting, but far less important bit of news is about the future of Crysis’ story:

It’s the end of the story of Crysis, but that doesn’t mean it’s the end of the franchise,” Yerli said. “It’s the end of Prophet’s story. Prophet started the journey in Crysis 1 with Psycho and Jester and others, and we’re bringing those buddies together in Crysis 3 to finish up the story and effectively make sense out of the trilogy. But obviously the DNA of Crysis and the franchise, we are very excited about it and we think there can be literally tons of titles out there within the franchise. Unlike Far Cry, this time around we feel very flexible about Crysis

For fans of the Crysis series, this is definitely intriguing and promising news.

Article from Gamersyndrome.com

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