Crytek has officially announced the remaster of the original Crysis through a new teaser trailer on the Crysis Twitter account. After 4 years of inactivity, an ambiguous tweet was sent out with just the words, “Receiving Data.” The next day, the Crysis twitter account send out another tweet with little context reading, “Hey, Nomad are you still with us?” This spurred on fan speculation of a possible remaster of the first Crysis game. With the new teaser trailer, the Crysis Remastered was confirmed for PC. PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
You’ve been asking. You’ve been waiting.
Today, that wait is over. It’s coming:
— Crysis (@Crysis) April 16, 2020
Crysis was originally released in 2007 as a PC exclusive. The story starred Jake “Nomad” Dunn on a simple rescue mission in the North Korean island chain which devolves into a battle against extraterrestrial invaders. Nomad is armed with the-state-of-the-art Nanosuit that gives him a host of abilities, such as super-strength, super-speed, extra durable armor, and invisible cloaking. Crysis‘s open-world allows players to adopt various tactics and playstyles making use of the large arsenal and abilities of the Nanosuit.
“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,” said Crytek CEO Avni Yerli. “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.”
According to the press release by Crytek, Crysis remastered will have a host of new visual upgrades such as volumetric fog and shafts of light, software-based ray tracing, and screen-space reflections. Other improvements that the Crysis Remastered will contain are 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.
Crysis was well known for being extremely process-intensive which even spawned a meme, “Can it run Crysis?” The Crysis franchise was dormant ever since the release of Crysis 3 in 2013, which was the fourth installment in the series. Fans are hoping that the announcement of the Crysis Remastered will possibly spell a new game for the franchise down the pipeline.
There has been no official release date and Crytek has only stated the game will be “coming soon.” Though there is speculation it will release in August 2020 as that is when the events of the original game take place.