The original GPU melter Crysis is getting a remastered version this year, and it’s even coming to Switch.
We don’t know much, but here’s what we might have to look forward to.
— Crysis (@Crysis)
April 13, 2020
When is the Crysis Remastered release date?
We don’t know! Crytek officially revealed the game on 16 April, but unsurprisingly it is pretty light on details. 2020 is the year the first game was set though, so it stands to reason that the company will be aiming to get the game out before 2021.
What platforms will it come out on?
Crysis Remastered will come out on PC, Xbox One, PS4, and – surprisingly – Nintendo Switch, making it the first time the game has appeared on a Nintendo console.
We also think it’s pretty likely that Crysis Remastered will come out on the PS5 and next-gen Xbox eventually. Crysis was always best known for its absurdly demanding PC spec requirements, so it would make loads of sense to hit next-gen consoles as proof of both their power and the game’s intense requirements.
What’s new in the remaster?
The official word is that it will offer “new graphic features, high-quality textures, and the CRYENGINE’s native hardware- and API-agnostic ray tracing solution.”
IGN reports that it’s being co-developed by Saber Interactive, and adds that specific changes include: “high-quality textures, improved art assets, temporal anti-aliasing, SSDO, SVOGI, depth fields, new light settings, motion blur, and particle effects (where applicable)… [and] software-based ray tracing.”,Will there be a Crysis 4?
When Crytek first teased the remaster, many thought it might be a tease for a whole new Crysis game, which would be Crysis 4.
Since this is just a remaster, there’s currently no reason to expect that a Crysis 4 is on the way – but equally if there’s enough interest in the remaster that might spur the company to look seriously at a whole new game for next-gen consoles, or it could even be building anticipation for a sequel it’s already working on.