Hitman 3 Game Director Will Lead Development of Crysis 4

crisis 4 was announced in January with a small trailer, but other than the fact that it exists, and that “Crysis 4” is just a working title, nothing else has been released. Since then, we haven’t heard anything about the upcoming first-person shooter – the first in the series since 2012’s Crysis 3 – but rest assured it’s alive. Today, the official Crysis Twitter account announced the project’s game director.

And it’s a name you might recognize: Mattias Engström was the game director of Hitman 3, but is now joining Crytek to lead the development of Crysis 4. Engström has participated in IO Interactive’s entire modern Hitman trilogy, serving as a levels in the first two before taking the reins at the end. He also worked as a level designer at Ubisoft, most notably on Far Cry 3 and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations. Prior to that, he worked on Ubisoft’s dormant World in Conflict series.

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Crytek used the ad to point out its job openings: the German studio is recruiting for dozens of positions on the Crytek 4 project, ranging from art director, game designer and level designer. Given the nature of the roles, it looks like Crysis 4 is far from being released.

The fourth installment of Crysis was pretty much confirmed in 2012, which feels like centuries ago. At that time, Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli insisted that the future of Crysis was free-to-play. “I believe F2P is our inevitable future,” Yerli said at the time. “I believe there are F2P titles out there that can tell stories and cooperate with your friends and compete with your friends. Anything is possible.”

It’s extremely unlikely that Crytek’s vision for Crysis hasn’t changed drastically in the 10 years since, but one thing seems consistent: it won’t be called Crysis 4.

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