The time is coming for a new generation of hardware testing, potentially, as we'll ask "can it run Crysis 4"? Unsurprisingly considering the recent release of the original Crysis Trilogy - including all three on Switch - it's been confirmed by Crytek that a fourth entry is now in development.

The reveal trailer definitely gives us Metroid Prime 4 vibes, albeit with a little more detail than just the logo. For its part Crytek has made clear that it's in the early stages of development, and it'll also seek to engage its community throughout the process.

It’s something you have been asking us for a long time, so it’s now finally time to confirm – yes, the next Crysis game is happening!

We are so pleased and excited to bring this news to you, and we really can’t wait to reveal more details about what lies ahead.

Right now the game is in the early stages of development so it will be a while yet, but 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.

Crytek has a proud history of working with our community to develop the games you want to play. Crysis is incredibly important to so many people – it’s beloved by gamers everywhere, and some of those working in the industry today are doing so because of the original game – so we want to make sure the next instalment in the franchise lives up to all of your expectations. Make sure to join our socials and get involved!

As for the prospects of a Nintendo version it's near impossible to predict - the nature of the announcement suggests it'll be a few years yet before it arrives, and it's unknown what Nintendo's hardware of that time will be capable of. The developer says it'll be a "truly next-gen shooter".

Let us know if you're excited about this news, and whether you've tried out the very decent ports of the original trilogy on Switch.