With all the hullabaloo surrounding the upcoming Crysis 2, including dissing and hyping, it’s not hard to see that EA will want more sequels to the game. EA Partners boss David DeMartini, in an interview with CVG, was asked the sequel question and his answer was a resounding “absolutely, yes.” His full statement follows:
“Absolutely, yes. I’m confident we’ll continue to have that series and that relationship. We continue to fulfil what we promised [Crytek] and, as I said, they are fantastic partners and incredibly loyal.
With regards to our ongoing relationships with Crytek and future Crysis games – absolutely. We’re always very interested in anything that they’re doing. But the nature of our relationship with them is – to some degree – unwritten loyalty to each other.
[On Crysis 2's graphics] The funny thing about Crysis is that people get so enamored with how great it looks – and it does – it sometimes get labelled as “the best looking game”, as opposed to what actually should be its title, which is “the best game”.
Through the suit, what you’re able to do with the suit and the setting in New York – this kind of destroyed beauty – it offers everything. My personal hope is that it’s critically viewed in a category with the Bungie game and the upcoming Call Of Duty – as well as the best things that EA has – as the greatest game of the year. I think it should be.”
You can’t disagree, the kind of backing Crysis 2 has is incredible. Everyone involved in the game says it’s going to the best game to release in… forever, it seems. Though, I’m not sure if it’ll be have the best graphics ever, at least not until I play it on an incredible TV/audio setup. It’s hard to want to play this game on its own merit, I almost just want to play it to see if everyone who was hyping is right/wrong.