The release date and trailer for Crysis Remastered were leaked on the eve of their official reveal, but Crytek has decided to push the game and final trailer back several weeks.
According to the Microsoft Store, Crysis Remastered was going to launch on July 23rd and weigh in at 7.01GB on Xbox One. HDR and 4K visuals will be supported, and as previously indicated, the game's multiplayer portion does not appear to be making a return. "The classic first person shooter from Crytek is back with the action-packed gameplay, sandbox world, and thrilling epic battles you loved the first time around - now with remastered graphics optimized for a new generation of hardware," the description read. A trailer and some screenshots also leaked.
Most of that information is still true, but now we have a bit more waiting to do. The devs were well aware of the leak, and have been reading the mixed fan reactions to the game’s visuals, which prompted them to make the snap decision to delay the game and the official trailer. In an official tweet, Crytek stated, “Your passion for the Crysis franchise deserves an undeniably high-quality game, and we are committed to delivering just that. To ensure that we meet that commitment, we will need to delay the launch date (all platforms) and trailer premiere by a few weeks. Because they already started, pre-orders for Switch will stay open, but pre-orders for all other platforms will be delayed as well.”
“The features you’re looking forward to are already set, but we want to take the time on polishing the game,” Crytek continued. “You might be aware of the leak yesterday, and we want you to know: we’ve seen all the reactions—the good and the bad—and we’re listening! We’re still working on a number of things in game, as well as the storefront. Please keep the love coming, and rest assure, you’ll have the game you love shortly!”
Crysis Remastered will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC at some point after July. Hopefully, the extra polish the game gets from this delay will be worth the wait. Until then, sit back and enjoy the other game reveals we’ll be covering for the rest of the summer.