The spiritual successor to Far Cry has been revealed and its called - wait for it - Crysis.
The game is not
the sequel to Far Cry - it's based on a new franchise which the developers, CryTek, are creating in conjunction with its new publisher, EA.
One presumes that Ubisoft still owns the rights to Far Cry - but now that Crytek has split from Ubi, it has to create something new.
The game will be developed using the next-generation engine which we last showed you a couple of months ago
. This supports DirectX 10 and Shader Model 4.0 - which will be possibly the first game to do so.
"Our focus has always been on innovating gameplay and technology, and bringing new experiences to gamers through our original intellectual properties," says Cevat Yerli, CEO & President of Crytek. "Crysis will be a showcase for that commitment and will offer gamers from all over the world the next step in FPS gaming."
The press release says that "Shooter fans will face a new kind of gameplay challenge requiring adaptive tactics and customisation of weapons and armour in dynamic, hostile environments as mankind struggles to survive in the face of a horrific alien invasion."
Sounds rather good. The game is due out before the end of the year, so it doesn't sound like it's going to be too long before we get to romp through this. Excited? We are! Let us know what you think over in the forums.