[UPDATE: Crytek has officially confirmed the game]
You’ve been asking. You’ve been waiting.
Today, that wait is over. It’s coming:
— Crysis (@Crysis) April 16, 2020
Guess we were right all along. Crysis Remastered has been unveiled, albeit in a non-official way. Twitter user lashman dug around in the updated Crysis website. Crysis Remastered is real and it’s coming to Nintendo Switch as well. Imagine our surprise, eh? The cookie page has since been changed but not before eagle-eyed folks managed to capture some snaps.
"Crysis Remastered brings new graphic features, high-quality textures, and the CRYENGINE's native hardware- and API-agnostic ray tracing solution for PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and – for the very first time – Nintendo Switch."
oooops 😉 pic.twitter.com/4EVNOHzLzb
— lashman (@RobotBrush) April 16, 2020
As we predicted, the remastered version will make use of CryEngine’s recently added Ray Tracing capabilities to bring “maximum visuals”. Not that it needs to. The original Crysis is still a looker even today. But this is probably the only way the consoles can experience the og game, not the shoddy CryEngine 3 port. The biggest question in everyone’s mind at the moment will probably be how well it’s going to run on Nintendo Switch? Guess we’ll wait and see.
The release date and official word form Crytek is yet to be heard. But we’ll keep you posted.
The original Crysis launched way back in 2007 for the PC as a spiritual successor to Crytek’s previous outing, Far Cry. Crysis would remain a graphical powerhouse and a benchmark for testing gaming PCs for years to come, leading to the birth to the popular expression “but can it run Crysis?”. While Crysis was way ahead of its time in terms of raw visual prowess, it wasn’t really future-proof, especially when it came to CPU utilization. Crytek’s prediction of where CPU power would be in the near future was a bit over the mark. It resulted in the game stuttering every now and then even in the most powerful of PCs, 13 years after release. Crysis might work some magic on the game’s code and make it more ‘current-gen optimized’ while adding new shiny visual effects.
The announcement trailer also got leaked:
Crysis Main Features
- Adapt to Survive: An epic story thrusts players into an ever-changing environment, forcing them to adapt their tactics and approach to conquer battlefields ranging from newly frozen jungle to zero-gravity alien environments.
- Suit up!: A high-tech Nanosuit allows gamers to augment their abilities in real time on the battlefield. Players can choose to enhance their speed, strength, armor and cloaking abilities to approach situations in creative tactical ways.
- Customizable Weaponry: A huge arsenal of modular weaponry gives gamers unprecedented control over their play style. Blow the opposition away with experimental weapons, discover alien technology and utilize custom ammunition from incendiary-tipped rounds to tactical munitions that can silently put foes to sleep.
- Veni Vidi Vici: Lifelike enemy AI challenges players to assess a situation and approach it strategically. It isn’t about having the fastest trigger finger players are challenged to be proactive in the fight, not reactive.
- Zero-G Gameplay: Battle a horrifying alien species in a true Zero-gravity environment, where physics change everything as players must adapt to moving in Zero-G and contending with the recoil from their weapons and more.
- Open, Physicalized World: Choose your own path through the open world of Crysis, destroying obstacles, driving vehicles from VTOL’s to boats and using the environment itself against your enemies.