Recently we reported that Crytek’s Crysis Remastered had their gameplay trailer, along with the launch date for July 23 leaked onto the Microsoft Store. This was intended to be saved for the eventual reveal on their official YouTube channel, which was supposed to take place yesterday, which obviously didn’t happen. Unfortunately, the fan reaction to the leaked trailer was not good, and just a couple of hours before the gameplay reveal, Crytek announced on their Twitter that they would be delaying both the game and the reveal trailer for at least a few weeks.
We would like to share an important update with you all! pic.twitter.com/ylu0OisDf3
— Crysis (@Crysis) July 1, 2020
It’s heavily implied that the poorly received reaction to the gameplay trailer is what’s necessitating this delay, as it is pointed out in the above tweet: “You might be aware of the leak yesterday, and we want you to know: we’ve seen all the reactions- the good and bad- and we’re listening,” Crytek mentioned in their statement. The developer goes onto say that the extra time will allow them to bring the game up to a better standard, and even hints about the long-running joke of not being able to run the game on your PC.
While it is not uncommon for a developer to delay their project for some extra polishing, it’s very rare for them to do so due to fan backlash. Crysis is often considered the benchmark for just how far a studio can push its gaming engine, especially in the PC gaming community where this is a highly coveted facet. While the Crysis Remastered gameplay trailer didn’t look bad by any comparison, it’s possible that the fans were expecting to see something even bigger and better, and as a result, felt let down.
Either way, Crytek recognizes this and appears to be taking the necessary steps in order to appease the fanbase. No new date was given for both the launch date or the gameplay trailer, but hopefully, we’ll find out more about them soon. Crysis Remastered will launch for the PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch.