Is Crytek preparing a lazy re-release? Going by what we have seen so far, we have to sadly say „yes.”
When Crytek announced in mid-April what we already expected to happen by then, we wrote the following: „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.”
Oh really? Let’s take a look at the first three images, which are disappointing below.
The images are from the Microsoft Store, meaning they aren’t fake. It doesn’t look anything like the CryEngine tech demo. It looks more like the original Crysis, which was released thirteen years ago, in late 2007! Maybe these are temporary images, but then the Microsoft Store would be misleading us.
There’s also a Crysis Remastered Launch Edition on the Microsoft Store, which is important due to having the first trailer. As usual, Redmond’s digital storefront managed to leak a game early once again. Still, Crytek will release the first gameplay trailer of the game on July 1, at 5 PM UTC (Coordinated Universal Time).
We are not hopeful, but perhaps these are images from the console version. On the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, it would make sense. Also, the Microsoft Store leaked the release date: Crysis Remastered will launch on July 23 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch (Saber Interactive), and PC. Let’s hope the Switch port will be just as decent as The Witcher 3‘s was!
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