• "Crysis 4" is confirmed to be in development, according to Crytek's CEO
  • The game is still very early in development
  • The "Crysis" series is the spiritual successor to the original "Far Cry" game

Nearly one decade after the series last graced the gaming scene, “Crysis” is finally returning with a brand-new installment.

Crytek’s flagship action-stealth FPS game is set to make a comeback, as confirmed in an official press release from Crytek CEO Avni Yerli.

“We are so pleased and excited to bring this news to you, and we really can’t wait to reveal more details about what lies ahead,” Yerli said.

Sadly, not much is known about the fourth “Crysis,” except for the fact that the game is in the early stages of development. The press release came with a short teaser trailer that showed glimpses of a ruined city and the series’ iconic representation of nanotechnology.

In the press release, Yerli called upon the developers whom “Crysis” inspired to come and join Crytek to become part of the game’s development team. Crytek’s proprietary CryEngine caused interest in game development to surge thanks to its accessibility and ease of use. The updated versions of the engine are still being used by some modern games today.

Additionally, Yerli also teased some exciting things lined up for “Hunt: Showdown” this year, though more information will be announced at a later date.

The nanosuit gives its wearer vastly-improved physical abilities
The nanosuit gives its wearer vastly-improved physical abilities Crytek/Electronic Arts

The “Crysis” series is a spiritual successor to the original “Far Cry” developed by Ubisoft. Both games feature single-player campaigns set in linear levels that players can approach through a multitude of ways, from the standard guns-blazing approach or a more stealthy and tactical strategy.

In the “Crysis” games, players take control of a special forces soldier equipped with a high-tech nanosuit that grants them increased strength, speed and senses as well as the ability to become invisible. Players fight through hostile military forces as well as an interstellar threat that has come to destroy the Earth.

Each of the games in the series received very positive reviews. Critics praised “Crysis” for its innovation on “Far Cry’s” formula, solid writing, immersive gameplay and the technological marvel known as the CryEngine, which continues to serve as a benchmarking tool even for modern computers. However, the series fell from relevance after “Crysis 3’s” short campaign, and dismal multiplayer experience failed to bring anything new or exciting to the table.