Crytek surprised a lot of people when it revealed it was working on a new Crysis sequel nearly a decade after the previous entry. In the months since the initial reveal the studio has been silent — until did when it was announced that IO Interactive’s Mattias Engström, former Hitman 3 director, has joined Crytek to lead the Crysis 4 project.
“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 fourth installment in the Crysis franchise, starting this week,” confirms Crytek on Twitter.
Engström has been at IO Interactive for some time having worked as a level designer on both Hitman and Hitman 2. Prior to that, he was an employee at Ubisoft, working on Far Cry 3 and Assassin’s Creed Revelations.