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Video game developer Crytek has cancelled a new third person shooter that the company was expected to release this year but a new FPS (first person shooter) is on its way.

The Germany-based company has not announced anything officially, but information has been obtained from the Linkedin profiles of David Ramos, a gameplay and animation programmer, and Dimitry Kachkovski, technical artist and character TD at Crytek.

Ramos’ profile states that a third person shooter for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 has been cancelled by the company, but a new FPS is on its way and it’s yet to receive a title, but has been planned for Microsoft and Sony game consoles, as well as PCs.

Dimitry Kachkovski’s resume named the cancelled project as Redemption. Kachkovski has previously worked on Crysis (2007), Crysis Warhead (2008) and Crysis 2 (2011), where he handled the character setup using custom rigs and character studio biped, skinning, secondary dynamics and custom tools development.

The cancelled project, Redemption also had him handling the character setup and animation pipelines using 3DsMax and Motion Builder, which means that the project was done halfway before it was taken down.

Crytek launched Crysis 2 on March 22, 2011. The game received highly positive reviews from critics. The reviewers praised various graphical attributes and the empowering of the Nanosuit, but criticized the linearity of the gameplay in comparison to its open world predecessors, Crysis and Crysis Warhead.

The company is set to launch the third game in the Far Cry series, Far Cry 3, which will run on the Dunia engine, in March 2012, and Ryse, which will exclusively be for the Xbox 360, where the player will control a Roman warrior via the Kinect functionality. Ryse's release date is yet to be announced.

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