Crysis Remastered revealed, coming to Xbox One and PC this summer

Crysis Remastered
Crysis Remastered (Image credit: Crytek)

What you need to know

  • Crysis is a popular first-person shooter from Crytek.
  • The game required incredibly powerful computers to run back in the day.
  • It's getting remastered for Xbox One and other platforms.
  • No release date was provided at this time, but it's expected in the summer.

A few days ago, the dormant Crysis account started teasing a new game with cryptic messages. While it was unclear if this was the long-rumored Crysis 4 or a remaster, everyone discovered the answer this morning. According to a post by EA — spotted by "lashman" — "Crysis Remastered brings new graphic features, high-quality textures, and... ray tracing solution for PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and — for the very first time — Nintendo Switch."

See more

It's a shame that this isn't Crysis 4, but Crysis is an amazing game and we can't wait to play it on Xbox One soon. Hopefully, the game will be Xbox One X Enhanced and run at 4K resolution on the system.

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, become invisible to stalk enemy patrols, or boost your strength to lay waste to vehicles. One wrong move out here could be your last. 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.

Another press release that's floating online said the following.

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 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.

Are you excited for Crysis Remastered? What do you want to see from the project in terms of improvements over the original? Let us know.

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

6 Comments
  • I will probably play it in the Series X but what I really curious about is the Switch version.
  • Does this mean we can start using "But can it run Crysis?" as a benchmark again?
  • This never gets old. 😉
  • I am absolutely excited! I couldn't effectively run crysis above 50fps until my 2012 build. 5760x1080 rocking 2x GTX 670 4GB SCs in SLI with a heavily OCed 3570k @4.45GHz. I have played again when backwards compatible on Xbox One on my 110" projector, and even recently using WMR and SBS 3D making it work on VR! It's a game that never gets old. Esp. when Crysis 2 got the DX11 upgrade from 9.
  • ALSO I hope it utilizes DX12 Ultimate!
  • DX 12 Ultimate with explicit multi-GPU support for all those nvidia optimus tech laptops.