Over the past few days, developer Crytek has been tweeting cryptic quotes from the Crysis series. Many thought this was alluding to either a remake of sorts or a potential long-awaited entry in the franchise. Thanks to an accidental leak, by Crytek themselves no less, we now know it’s going to be the former, as it was revealed that Crysis Remastered will be launching “soon” for current-generation systems as well as PC.
Crysis Remastered coming to PC, PS4, Xbox and Nintendo Switch according to the website’s metadata pic.twitter.com/KVWTFyeMfg
— Nibel (@Nibellion) April 16, 2020
The game was revealed by complete accident on Crytek’s website which included not only a splash page but a brief description of what comes in the Remastered edition. The page has been removed from the site, but thanks to some users on Twitter, multiple screenshots of the page have been making their way throughout the internet, cementing its existence. According to the description, Crysis Remastered will be coming to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and more importantly, the Nintendo Switch. This will mark the first time that a Crysis game will grace a Nintendo platform with its presence. In other words, you can tell people that your Nintendo Switch can run Crysis.
As we mentioned earlier, the above image with the description, and the page as a whole, has been removed from Crytek’s website completely. Considering that the game was, and still is, legendary for its unbelievably high PC requirement demand just to run it, we can only shudder to think about what the Remastered version is going to need. However, since the game is also being ported to all current-generation home consoles, there’s a glimmer of hope that some of us will be able to run the game at a modest pace. Still, we aren’t holding our breaths on this topic until we see the actual list.
Crysis was originally released in 2007 as a PC exclusive, which has been well documented for its brutal specifications list that basically required anyone to buy a new high-end PC just to play the game. This turned into a long-running joke that stands the test of time; “Can it run Crysis?” The phrase is usually used when referring to someone showcasing the technical prowess of whatever build they have on their PC, alluding to the fact that no matter what it holds, it might not be enough for Crysis. Despite this, the game was critically acclaimed and is considered a landmark title for not only PC games, but the gaming industry in general.
Crytek followed this with two sequels, Crysis 2 and Crysis 3, both released for PC and the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2011 and 2013 respectively. While both titles didn’t quite live up to the original’s standards, they were still absolutely stunning in the graphical department, showcasing the power of Crytek’s CryEngine 3. Crysis itself was also ported to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2011, giving those that missed out on the PC version a chance to play through the first game in the series. Hopefully, Crytek will give us some more information on Crysis Remastered and when it comes out sooner than later. Even then, we probably still won’t be able to run it on our PC’s.