Crytek will do something exciting shortly, and if the result is great, it might be a pleasant surprise at the end of the console generation.
„For the first time, a Crytek game will feature ray tracing on Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro powered by CryEngine’s proprietary software-based ray tracing solution,” DigitalFoundry said on Twitter, quoting a Crytek trailer.
You read that correctly: current-gen consoles will feature ray tracing! However, only the PlayStation 4 Pro and the Xbox One X will have it. Crytek’s software-based solution likely requires some horsepower that the PlayStation 4, the PlayStation 4 Slim, the Xbox One, the Xbox One S, and the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition lacks (otherwise the frame rate might be ridiculously bad, we think). Keep in mind that it’s not the same as what the next-gen consoles will have: both Sony and Microsoft will have hardware-based ray tracing in their respective next-gen consoles, the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X.
„In Crysis 1, 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, players can become invisible to stalk enemy patrols or boost strength to lay waste to vehicles. The Nanosuit’s speed, strength, armour, 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,” the press release says about the game.
After several delays, Crysis Remastered launches on September 18 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. (The Nintendo Switch already received it.) PC users will have to face Epic Games Store-exclusivity.
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