The follow-up to Crysis 3 will be "something much more radical and new," developer Crytek's co-founder, Cevat Yerli, told Eurogamer.
Although he didn't provide details on the changes, he characterized them as a result of the series' natural progression. Yerli said that he always envisioned Prophet's story as a trilogy that will end with Crysis 3. But that doesn't mean it's the end of the franchise.
"It's the end of Prophet's story," he told Eurogamer. "Prophet started the journey in Crysis 1 with Psycho and Jester and others, and we're bringing those buddies together in Crysis 3 to finish up the story and effectively make sense out of the trilogy. We are finalizing the story arc of Prophet to conclude in a dramatic way.
"But obviously the DNA of Crysis and the franchise, we are very excited about it and we think there can be literally [tons] of titles out there within the franchise. Unlike Far Cry, this time around we feel very flexible about Crysis."
Crysis 3 is set for a February 2013 release. Because of the "radical" nature of the next game, Yerli said that production on the follow-up is running differently than it typically would.
"Normally in this time right now we would already have pre-production going on," he said. "But because we want to make this something much more radical and new we are looking at it as a bit more of a long term thing. It's too early to talk about it for these reasons."