Following Crysis Remastered's sudden appearance on Crytek's official website earlier today, the developer has now shared more in the way of specifics, alongside a "summer" launch window on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Switch.
According to Crytek, the enhanced version of its acclaimed first-person sci-fi shooter will focus on the original's single-player campaign (Crysis' multiplayer mode shut down in 2018 and doesn't appear to be returning) and will feature remastered graphics and "optimisations".
More specifically Crysis Remastered - which is being co-developed by World War Z studio and porting specialist Saber Interactive - will include "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 be added "where applicable", and there's also talk of volumetric fog and shafts of light, software-based ray tracing, and screen space reflections.
Exactly none of that is shown in the teaser trailer accompanying Crytek's official announcement, but hopefully we'll get some proper eye-candy soon.
Crysis Remastered has been revealed via the official website, following various teases over the past few weeks.
As spotted by Twitter user lashman, Crytek's website confirms the open world sci-fi first-person shooter is coming to Nintendo Switch for the first time, as well as PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
"Crysis Remastered brings 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."— lashman (@RobotBrush) April 16, 2020
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Here's the official line:
"Crysis Remastered brings 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."
There's a splash image, too:
Crysis launched in November 2007 and won plaudits for its freedom and impressive visuals and tech, with the steep specifications of the PC version spawning the "but can it run Crysis?" meme. Digital Foundry looked back at the game for its 10-year anniversary and revealed why Crysis is still melting the most powerful gaming PCs all these years later.
Expect an official announcement shortly.
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