The recent Crysis remaster reveal has a lot of heads spinning. Crytek dropped the reveal at a time people barely expected it – leading to even more hype. The game was fondly remembered for being so demanding it brought an entire generation of PCs on their knees (hence the ‘But can it run Crysis?’ memes) – besides having revolutionary game mechanics for their time. Careful observation of the announcement yields a number of questions – rumors pointing towards the fact that this might not be the only remaster Crytek has in store for players.
The official press release mentions “Crysis Remastered will focus on the original game’s single-player campaigns“. Special focus is laid on ‘campaigns’ – indicating that multiple campaigns are in store for the player. Moreover, “Crytek to release a remaster of Crysis 1 for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch this summer” suggests that Crytek might be using Microsoft’s approach to releasing Halo games on PC through the Master Chief Collection. Crysis Remastered might be a package just like the Master Chief Collection which will have periodic game releases.
If this isn’t proof enough, Tim Willits of Saber Interactive has been spotted saying that he was glad talking about the “remasters” soon. Special focus was laid on the plural, which again suggests that more remasters are in production, and will be revealed one after the other. Even if we don’t see a Crysis 3 remastered, we’re pretty sure a new Warhead paint job is on the horizon.
He later tweeted that he is excited to work in collaboration with Crytek to bring the “games” to a new audience. Again, the focus here is on the plural – suggesting that multiple releases are on the way.