Crytek is looking to strike the perfect balance between the original Crysis and Crysis 2 when it comes to environments and sandbox gameplay in Crysis 3. In a recent interview with the Official PlayStation Magazine, Crytek’s Michael Read explained that the developer has taken into consideration the strengths and weaknesses of the previous Crysis games for both a dynamic and focused experience.
“We really have a solid middle ground between the two games that allows the player to approach challenges in dynamic ways while still keeping them focused on end-game goals,” said Read. “The ability to replay the action sequences in different ways really added a lot while still keeping the player focused on a goal… We were really able to identify a lot of the merits from the first two games in terms of environment and capitalize on those for Crysis 3. The mix between broken down urban, lush rainforest, and more open spaces only helps to reinforce this experience.”
The action of Crysis 3 takes place in the New York City Liberty Dome, an urban rainforest with seven distinct and varying environments. Crysis 3 is scheduled for release in February 2013 on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.