I don't see them doing a sandbox right with the console's limitations
I don't see why not, I mean they managed to get Crysis 1 working on consoles.
And other open world games like Far Cry 2, Fallout 3, Oblivion, etc are also on consoles
i heard crysis 1 on consoles had major framerate issues lol. but yeah skyrim, what you said, and gta V (console original) were also on consoles.
i was just wondering what i would define the more "hardcore" crysis players would think about crysis 3. imo i would pick 2 and 3 though because the horrid storyline from crysis 2 really killed the magic of the franchise for me. after beating the game the aliens really didn't seem as mysterious or anything, the part of crysis 1 where you go through the core was one of the coolest things ever because i had no idea what to expect in the alien vessel and it kept me on the edge of my seat. crysis 2 only accomplished that in very minor sections of certain levels and that was kind of a moodkill for me.
tl;dr 2&3 i value the crysis storyline more than most from what i've read here; crysis 2 storyline was very dissappointing