Crysis Series Is Only “Just About Breaking Even”
Despite reportedly selling over three million units each, Crysis 1 and 2 has barely broken even, according to developer Crytek.
Their co-founder, Cevat Yerli, told Eurogamer that “…effectively Crysis 1 and 2 and 3 are just about breaking even. If we meet the forecasts – and I can’t reveal the forecasts – then we are going to break even.”
He later explained the difficulties of the current climate for big developers, saying:
The console sales are down. The PC sales are down for the retail markets. But they’re getting bigger for F2P and online markets. So for a retail game like Crysis 3 it’s going to be a tough one to break out and hit the big numbers.
Crysis 3 is out next February and, despite Crytek’s comments on the series’ sales, yet another Crysis game has been talked about.