Could Crysis be getting a mobile makeover? Well, it sure seems that way, as Crytek wants to hire an iOS dev who is "passionate" about video games.
According to a detailed ad, Crytek also expects the potential recruit to possess a number of other critical video game dev skills, including:
- iPhone/iPad programming experience.
- OpenGL ES and/or WebGL.
- Long-term experience in Objective-C.
- Proficiency with XCode and Cocoa.
- Familiarity with web-based architectures and techns (REST, XML, JSON).
- Proficient in both Android and Windows mobile development.
So, would you be willing to play Crysis on a mobile device, say an iPhone, iPad, or the Tegra 2-powered Motorola Xoom?
Sure, the gaming experience may not be as immersive as on a computer monitor or widescreen TV, but a smooth mobile rendering is still probably good enough for the (non-hardcore) masses trapped in long commutes or boring high school/college classes.
Think Rage, Quake and other classic FPS titles.
And if Crytek follows the (potentially lucrative) id Software model, we can look forward to scaled-down version of Crysis (1 or 2?), perhaps in two versions: standard and HD.
Of course, this is all pure speculation until Crytek decides to make an official announcement, but hey, a gamer can always hope, right?