The official Crysis Twitter account shared the news (below), saying Engström was joining the team this week to lead the new Crysis game.
While he was only a game director at IO Interactive for three years, Engström spent much longer at the studio, having worked their since 2014.
We are happy to announce that Mattias Engström, known for his work as Game Director for Hitman 3 at IO Interactive, joins the Crysis family as Game Director for the 4th installment in the Crysis franchise, starting this week. pic.twitter.com/hHkOrXIAt6
— Crysis (@Crysis) May 3, 2022
He previously spent almost ten years at Massive Entertainment, from 2004 to 2014, while the studio was developing games such as Assassin’s Creed: Revelations and Far Cry 3.
Very little is known about the new Crysis game. Crytek teased it with a brief trailer in January following a leak online, with CEO Avni Yerli saying Crysis 4 is “in the early stages of development so it will be a while yet.”
He added: “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.”
Given that the game’s director only joined the team this week, it’s likely that Crysis 4 is still years away, but no release date, window, or year have been given by Crytek.
Hitman 3 was also well received, as in our 9/10 review, IGN said: “Rich, rewarding, and highly replayable, Hitman 3 is one of the barcoded butcher’s best appearances.”
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.