Crysis 4 Could Be a Long Time Coming as Crytek Seeks to Fill Many Top-Level Positions

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Crysis 4 could be stuck in traction, for now, as Crytek has just posted a job posting video highlighting a number of top-level openings. A few job openings are normally to be expected as development teams for triple-A titles can be quite large but when many are at the lead and senior level it can be a troubling sign for getting a project in motion. Crytek at least has a sense of humor about the situation as it has titled the 23-second video “A CRYSIS is coming. We need your help.”

Where it gets a bit more interesting is that while Crytek only lists three positions in the video, lead producer, lead AI programmer, and lead environment artist, a quick trip over to the careers page at Crytek paints a different picture. There are no less than 22 positions listed (strange coincidence that this is almost the same number as the length of the video), and 15 of those are either lead or senior level.

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Crysis 4 could be just experiencing growing pains as Crytek continues to work on building up its new development teams. This latest round of postings is far from the first time that Crytek has been in the news for seeking staff. Crytek has also indicated on the Crysis 4 page the desire to hire and that the game is still in early development, so don’t expect it to release anytime soon.

From Crytek:

“To everyone in our amazing Crysis community, and to all fans of the franchise all around the world: we have a special announcement to make, just for you.

It’s something you have been asking us for a long time, so it’s now finally time to confirm – yes, a new Crysis game is happening!

We are so pleased and excited to bring this news to you, and we really can’t wait to reveal more details about what lies ahead.

Right now the game is in the early stages of development so it will be a while yet, but we wanted to bring you the news at this time as we are so hyped for the future, and to let you know that we will be listening to our community.

Crytek has a proud history of working with our community to develop the games you want to play. Crysis is incredibly important to so many people – it’s beloved by gamers everywhere, and some of those working in the industry today are doing so because of the original game – so we want to make sure the next installment in the franchise lives up to all of your expectations. Make sure to join our socials and get involved!

As development progresses we will release more details when we can. But in the meantime, know that our dedicated and talented team is working hard to bring you a truly next-gen shooter.

I also want to let Hunt: Showdown players know that we have some great things planned for you too, this year and beyond, so watch this space.

And, if you’re one of those people who was inspired by Crysis to get into development, then why not come work on the next chapter? We have some openings available on the team right now, for people who will truly shape the future of the franchise:

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Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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