It's been seven years since the last Crysis game, but fans got a spark of hope today. One two-word tweet from the Crysis Twitter account might indicate news is coming.
The Crysis account posted its first tweet since 2016 today, with just the words, "RECEIVING DATA." Not much else is out there right now, so it's anyone's guess as to what the team is currently planning.
Crytek, the studio behind the Crysis series, fell on hard times in 2016 and underwent restructuring, letting employees go in the process. While Crytek has been working on Hunt: Showdown and other games like Robinson: The Journey, former Crytek U.K. developers went on to form Dambuster Studios.
As Dambuster, the U.K. team launched the ambitious but flawed Homefront: The Revolution. Last year, it was confirmed by THQ Nordic that Dambuster Studios is working on the long-awaited Dead Island 2, taking over for Sumo Digital.
Still, games like Crysis are somewhat timeless, if only for their incredible benchmarking capabilities. PC setups are even more commonplace than they were years ago, so a new Crysis or even a remaster or remake of an older game could show off just how much this series can still shine. Crysis seems designed to shine in the era of ray-tracing, letting a proud owner of a high-end graphics card really revel in pixel bliss.
It's unclear what could be done with the Crysis series at this point. Crytek itself has mostly stuck to Hunt: Showdown and its 2013 free-to-play game, Warface. Whether a remaster, a sequel, or just anything regarding Crysis, the Twitter replies indicate that interest is at least somewhat there.