Crytek To Create “Single-Player-Esque” Games For Two Players

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Crysis and Far Cry developer, Crytek, believe that free-to-play games are the future, and have openly voiced their intent to switch to a free-to-play model once development of Crysis 3 and Homefront is complete.


The catch, says Crytek founder, Cevat Yerli, is that his company will focus on high quality free-to-play games.


“We know that free-to-play games have a bad image,” Yerli admits to Eurogamer. “They have a bad reputation—it’s pay to win, it’s low quality. I completely get that, but we are making free-to-play that’s high quality. It’s CryEngine 3, it’s a big investment.”


Accompanying this increased focus on the free-to-play model will be a greater social aspect in all of Crytek’s games, Yerli says. That could include games like the next Crysis as well, even though the Crysis games are known for their single-player campaigns.


“We will do a single-player-esque experience,” Yerli clarifies. “But it will be for you and your friends together. Single player with two players! Story-rich experiences for at least two people. The premise I can say clearly is that free-to-play is going to be part of any business model we have going forward.”

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Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.