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Crysis Remastered announced

For those of you who are not familiar to Crysis. It was a first person shooter that was released for PC in 2007, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 in 2011. The next question is going to be: “Can my hardware run Crysis?” Because Crysis in 2007 needed a pretty beefy PC to run Crysis (1), yes, I said the original Crysis. Both the PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 versions of the game had to be coded to work on the system(s), and when it did work… it was chugging along. The game was graphics heavy. So heavy, that you’d find framerate drops in between shots, special effects, and whatnot. The PC version was using CryEngine 2, while the PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 versions were using CryEngine 3. Crysis Remastered will be released in the Summer, and will be using the new CryEngine update.

Here’s the Press Release if you’re interested in seeing the official announcement from CryTek…

Crytek announces Crysis Remastered

Crytek to release a remaster of Crysis 1 for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch this summer

Thursday, April 16, 2020 — The classic first person shooter is back with the action-packed gameplay, sandbox world, and thrilling epic battles players loved the first time around – with remastered graphics and optimizations for a new generation of hardware co-developed on CRYENGINE with Saber Interactive. Starting this summer, Crysis Remastered will be available for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and for Nintendo Switch. 

Crysis Remastered will focus on the original game’s single-player campaigns and is slated to contain high-quality textures and improved art assets, an 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. 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.

“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.”

In Crysis 1, 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, players can become invisible to stalk enemy patrols, or boost strength to lay waste to vehicles. The Nanosuit’s speed, strength, armor, and cloaking allow creative solutions for every kind of fight, while a huge arsenal of modular weaponry provides unprecedented control over play style. In the ever-changing environment, adapt tactics and gear to dominate your enemies, in an enormous sandbox world.

Source: CryTek Press Release