Crysis Remastered To Launch On July 23 For Consoles And PC, Gameplay Trailer Debuting Tomorrow

The tech marvel and PCMR's greatest meme will also be making its debut on the Nintendo Switch.
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Crysis Remastered gets a July 23 release date for consoles and PC according to a Microsoft Store listing. Crytek

News has just leaked that the open world first-person shooter Crysis Remastered will be releasing soon on July 23 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. This news comes from a tweet from user @h0x0d containing a link to the game's listing on the Microsoft Store.

This is not brand-new information, but it is nice to finally get a (sort of) confirmed launch date. Crysis Remastered was announced by Crytek and Saber Interactive in April of this year. All the platforms announced seem to be unchanged and back then, it was announced for summer of this year. In a press release, Crytek CEO Avni Yerli said that “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.”

“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,” Yerli added.

For those who probably only know the game from the memes (can it run Crysis?), Crysis is an open world first-person shooter that is most known for technical advances especially in the graphics department. Players assume the role of super soldiers all equipped with a nanosuit exoskeleton that allows for feats such as superhuman strength, speed, jump height, and cloaking. Released in 2007 for the PC and the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in October 2011, Crysis' visuals arguably still hold up pretty well considering its age.

So, what should fans expect from the remastered version? First off, improved graphics is a given along with better optimization which should allow Crysis to run smoother and better on a much wider range of hardware, whether it be high or low-end. The devs have stated that they will be focusing much of their efforts on improving the game’s single player campaigns with improvements on the game’s textures and art assets, an HD texture pack, graphical options such as TAA (temporal anti-aliasing), SSDO (Screen Space Directional Occlusion), SVOGI (Voxel based global illumination), state-of-the-art depth of field settings, new light settings, motion blur (which most will turn off anyways), volumetric lighting, and other particle effects.

Crysis Remastered will launch for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on July 23.

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