Crysis Remastered is officially coming to PC, Xbox One, PS4 & Switch sometime this year.
The official Crysis Twitter, which has been dormant for years, officially reveals that publisher Crytek is releasing Crysis Remastered, this summer to PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Switch. Crysis Remastered should be launching sometime during the summer months of 2020. And offers “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.”
What’s the background on the Crysis game?
For those unfamiliar with the game, Crysis was a first-person shooter. And a PC exclusive, that upon it’s launch back in 2007, very few PCs could run it. And even fewer could run it well. Moreover, “Can it run Crysis?” has been a PC-building meme for over a decade now because of it. The highlight of the game was it’s incredible foliage design that was so futuristic. It could be said to have shown people what games might look like in 2012 or 2013. So, the fact that it’s coming to the Nintendo Switch is a remarkable feat. And testament to how far gaming technology has come.
What’s the game synopsis about?
The game’s initial developer was Crytek and publisher was Electronic Arts. With the original Crysis’s sequel’s, Crysis 2 in 2011 and Crisis 3 in 2013 following suit. The game is in a future in which a massive, ancient structure built by aliens buried within a mountain was discovered in the fictional Lingshan Islands near the eastern coast of Philippines. The single player campaign prompts the player to assume the role of the US Army Delta Force soldier. USA Jake Dunn, mentioned in the game for his callsign, Nomad. Nomad has various futuristic weapons and equipment, most notably a “Nanosuit” whose inspiration comes from Future Force Warrior’s real-life military concept.
In Crysis, what begins as a simple rescue mission becomes the battleground of a new war as alien invaders swarm over a North Korean island chain. Armed with a powerful Nanosuit, the speed, strength, armor, and cloaking allow creative solutions for every kind of fight, while a huge arsenal of modular weaponry provides control over play style. In the ever-changing environment, adapt tactics and gear to dominate your enemies, in an enormous sandbox world as one wrong move out here could be your last.
What can we expect from Crysis Remastered?
Based on a blog post by the developer, “Crysis Remastered will focus on the original game’s single-player campaigns. It is going to contain high-quality textures and improved art assets. As well as a HD texture pack, temporal anti-aliasing, SSDO, SVOGI, state-of-the-art depth fields, new light settings, motion blur. And parallax occlusion mapping, particle effects will also be added where applicable,” reads the blog post. “Further additions such as volumetric fog and shafts of light, software-based ray tracing. And screen space reflections provide the game with a major visual upgrade.”
Crytek’s CEO Avni Yerli spoke further on the upcoming remaster stating, “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,” he said. “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.”
It’s unclear for now how extensive the improvements the developer has made on the FPS classic will be. However, it shouldn’t be too long until we find out. Crysis Remastered is due to come out on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch “soon”. Players can sign up for the latest information on the upcoming release on Crysis.com.
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