Crytek and Saber Interactive have co-developed a remastered version of the classic first-person shooter for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch which will launch this summer. Crysis Remastered is still running on CRYENGINE with the same action gameplay, sandbox open world, and epic battles from the original title with remastered graphics and optimizations for the latest hardware.
Graphic updates include high-quality textures, an HD texture pack, improved art assets, temporal anti-aliasing, SSDO, SVOGI, state-of-the-art depth fields, new light settings, motion blur, parallax occlusion mapping, and particle effects where applicable. Volumetric fog, shafts of light, software-based ray tracing, and screen space reflections will also be available in Crysis Remastered so the game can take full advantage of modern RTX GPUs.
Along with the graphic updates, Crysis Remastered features the original game’s single-player campaign, with the powerful Nanosuit which gives players the speed, strength, armor, and cloaking abilities that allowed creative solutions to fights way back in 2007, but with the high-quality modern graphics of a brand new title.
Which is rather fitting, as the original Crysis was an incredibly demanding game for its time, and became something of a PC build benchmarking Holy Grail. “But can it run Crysis” is still something of a joke between PC benchmarking enthusiasts. After all, it can be difficult to get the original game to run anywhere near 60fps with even top-of-the-line ray tracing GPUs. So the remaster’s updated art assets, texture packs, and ray tracing may very well prove to be just as demanding as the original.
“We are excited to be working on the Crysis franchise again, and to bring all the Crysis fans a remaster worthy of their passion for the game,” said Crytek CEO Avni Yerli. “It’s an exciting opportunity to be able to bring Crysis back to PCs and current consoles – even Nintendo Switch – so that a whole new generation of players can experience the thrill of a battle in the Nanosuit!”
Crysis Remastered will release on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch in Summer 2020.