Crytek, the masterminds behind the Crysis franchise, and creators of one of the most powerful graphics engine ever witnessed, have taken to Twitter to tease a huge announcement, coming January 23rd:Untitled

Crysis 3 is a first-person shooter, which is set to arrive on Microsoft Windows, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360 next month. With such a short period between this ‘huge’ announcement, and the official release date, we’re intrigued to see what Crytek have kept under wraps for such a long period of time.

Using our collective gaming knowledge, OnlySP has a number of predictions what this announcement could mean:

1)      Crysis 3 will be announced for the Wii U

With one next-generation console already upon us, it will be a kick in the teeth for Nintendo if they can’t grab Crytek’s powerhouse for their system. To release Crysis 3 on the Wii U would be a great move by Nintendo, and allow them to showcase the true power of next-generation gaming.


2)      Players will return to the island in the original Crysis (or to a different location)

Let’s face it, New York is becoming a stale offering in video games, with the city heavily used across all genres. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a vibrant, fascinating place, full of cultural diversities, but we’ve seen the metropolis left in anarchy and ruin far too much over recent years. It would be great to return to the island setting of the original Crysis, if only to witness the location post-Crysis ending. Now, you didn’t think we were going to include spoilers did you? Let’s just say the game ended with a bit of a bang.

3)      Crysis 3 will include Kinect functionality

Let’s hope it doesn’t.

4)      Crysis 3 will include co-op, with the second player being able to play as Prophet, the squad leader of the original Crysis.

It’s already known that Crytek have cast players as Alcatraz (now also known as Prophet) for the single-player campaign, but little information has been given in regards to the original Prophet (this is going to get confusing), with the ending of Crysis 2 rather ambiguous to say the least; Alcatraz rose from a blasted crater, speaking for the first time, announcing, “They call me Prophet.” This could be a double-meaning in regards to Crysis 3, with co-op allowing both players to be called Prophet, but share two separate identities. Interesting, no? Confusing, yes.


5) Crysis 3 multiplayer will be bigger than ever, including vehicles and supporting up to 32 players.

With Battlefield 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, and Halo 4 dominating the online shooter market, Crytek has to up its game if they want to compete. Therefore, it makes sense to not only match the above games, but exceed them, offering large scale maps with full destructibility, as well as servers that can hold at least 32 players. The inclusion of vehicles only seems natural on maps of such a size, with a combination of both human and alien transport allowing for unique combat scenarios. It might not be Single Player related, but it would prevent Crytek from releasing another generic multiplayer port that is quickly forgotten.

Which announcement do you believe is the most likely? Maybe you think January 23rd will bring completely different news. Make sure to let us know in the comments below, and sound off in the forums to continue the discussion. You can also tweet me personally, if only to vent your anger at such predictions. Just promise not to cause a Crysis.

Daniel Martyniuk
Editor for Only Single Player - Daniel likes Single Player experiences so much, he once locked himself in his room for a year without food or water to pay homage to the solo adventure. Now back from the dead, Daniel can often be found perusing over the latest developments within the industry, whilst celebrating after successfuly completing XCOM: Enemy Unknown on Classic Ironman. Suck on that aliens! You can also follow and harrass me on Twitter @DanMightyNuke. Let me know what you think of the solo experience!

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