We all know Crysis 3 is due out next spring. What you might not know is that, apparently, the game may be Crytek's last retail title. Afterwards, the company intends to focus on free-to-play games with high production values and a $0 entry price. Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli spilled the beans to the folks at Videogamer.com:
"Right now we are in the transitional phase of our company, transitioning from packaged goods games into an entirely free-to-play experience.
"What this entails is that our future, all the new games that we're working on, as well new projects, new platforms and technologies, are designed around free-to-play and online, with the highest quality development."
Yerli isn't kidding about the "highest quality" part. He says Crytek's free-to-play titles will have budgets in the $10-30 million range and will meet the same quality standards as today's console games.
Crytek has actually made its first foray into the free-to-play scene already—but not in North America. Crytek Kiev, the firm's Ukrainian studio, has developed a free-to-play multiplayer shooter called Warface. The game is "currently live in Russia, and is undergoing a closed beta in China," says Videogamer.com.
|Samsung designs miniscule single-package NVMe SSD||0|
|Thermaltake shows off The Tower and more at Computex||3|
|Adata shows NVMe and TLC SSDs at Computex||0|
|Corsair@Computex 2016: fans that levitate, fans that illuminate||6|
|Patriot adds 2TB model to Ignite SSD lineup||11|
|Intel boosts the high-end desktop with its Broadwell-E CPUs||56|
|EVGA@Computex 2016: Custom Pascal cards, new PSUs, and more||7|
|Asus Transformer 3-series are laptops in disguise||10|
|GTX 1070 review roundup: invincible performance per dollar||89|
|Everyone from Asus to Zotac has announced a non-reference GTX 1080. I see what you did there!||+46|