The Crysis franchise "definitely" has a future - and it could be in a genre other than the one it built its reputation with.
"You know, I think at this point I don't want to give anything away," Read said in an interview. "But I think the Crysis franchise itself has life left in it. Whether it's in a different game type format, whether it's expanding upon this, it's hard to say. That's going to be up to the designers at the end of the day.
"But I think we've built... Crysis was always intended to be a trilogy and I think that over that time we've built a really cool universe. We haven't really gone in and said 'Hey let's put Nano suits and clown suits and stuff and completely violate and sell our IP.'
"We've done a fairly good job at maintaining that, so I think in terms of the universe, we have a lot more life left in that to go back and try some unique stuff. Whether it's FPS or not I have no idea, but there's definitely a future in the franchise."
Crytek is currently working on THQ shooter sequel Homefront 2 and Kinect brawler Ryse.
EA has confirmed a Crysis 3 release date of February 19 in US and February 22 in Europe.