Crytek UK To Announce New Game At E3

Mar 20, 2011 by  

Crytek New Game E3 2011 Announcement

In recent years, Crytek has become a household name among gamers due to massive releases from the Far Cry and the Crysis series. Not only that, but they are responsible for the three iterations of the CryEngine, one of the strongest game engines in the industry.

Back in February of 2009, Crytek bought Free Radical, famous for the popular first person shooter series Timesplitters. Following the purchase of Free Radical, they were renamed to Crytek UK. Since the purchase, the company has remained firmly in the shadows of its parent developer. It looks like that could be changing soon though.

In a recent interview, the CEO of Crytek, Cevat Yerli, stated that there would be a big announcement coming from their UK-based developer later this year around the time of E3. While his announcement of an announcement remains extremely vague, not even guaranteeing that it will occur at the highly-publicized gaming conference, it still has the potential to throw gamers into a frenzy. What game could they be working on? While the idea of a new IP is tantalizing, there is also the possibility of it being the return of an order franchise like the rumoured Star Wars Battlefront III or, less likely, a sequel to either of their older series’ Haze or Second Sight.

One of the major possibilities though, is the long-awaited Timesplitters 4. It’s no secret that the company wants to bring the series back, publicly talking about the possibility and leaking concept art. While the Timesplitters series may not have had the power or popularity to dominate the first person shooter market, its games offered some of the most fun gaming experiences around. Plot was never a large focus, but the series managed to create a distinct world all its own that stood apart from all the other games on the market at the time. Even though the games were extremely light-hearted, they still had some of the most polished shooter gameplay around and amazing amounts of replayability.

What do you think about Crytek UK’s announcement of an announcement? What game would you like to see them working on?

Crysis 2 releases Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

Source: VG24/7

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  1. My money is on Timesplitters. Would be the best title to get gamers excited.

  2. It’s most likely Timesplitters but I would be insanely happy if they did Battlefront 3!

    • i dont think anyone besides lucas arts has the right to make/produce star wars garbage.

  3. Timesplitters 4 would be about the best this generation had to offer! I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve wondered to myself ‘Why are so few FPS’s this gen FUN?’ – so long as it didn’t lose the bots and splitscreen it was famous for, I know TS4 would be just brilliant.

  4. TIMESPLITTERS WAS AND IS THE BEST GAME OF ALL TIME! PLEASE LET THIS BE A NEW TIMESPLITTERS!!!!!!!!!!!IT WOULD DEFFINATLY BE BIGGER THAN COD

    • YES!!! I totally agree with you =)

  5. @i dont think anyone besides lucas arts has the right to make/produce star wars garbage.
    no free radical made the original 2 battlefronts
    and i would defianatly buy batllefront 3 the online would allow me to take a break from all the SAME first person shooters

  6. I do hope its Time Splitters 4.
    I loved the 2nd and third never got into the first.
    Just hope they keep it as silly as ever.
    Keep the monkeys and the split screen and i’ll be happy :)

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