Crysis Remastered delayed due to negative reactions to leaked footage

Posted July 2, 2020

The news that Crysis Remastered has been postponed came via a Tweet from the game’s official Twitter page today. This decision from devs Crytek was made due to a lot of negative feedback over a leaked trailer. The trailer was scheduled to be revealed on the 1st of July but was leaked earlier via a YouTube post that has now been made private.  Along with gameplay footage, the trailer announced the game would be released on the 23rd of July.

Crytek has to live up to fan’s expectations of the original 2007 that has been praised since its release for its innovative graphics. That’s why, when fans reacted negatively to the game’s 2020 graphics, the devs stated that “[they] are listening!” This led to the decision to not announce the new release date for “a few weeks.” This is so they can bring the game “up to the PC – and console-breaking standard you’ve come to expect.”

 

Crysis, the 2007 first person shooter saw protagonist and U.S. Amry Delta Force soldier Jake Dunn fighting both North Korea and alien enemies. The game was set near the east coast of the Philippines where an alien-built construction had been discovered. Dunn, who was referred to throughout the game as Nomad, is equipped with all types of futuristic weaponry and gear. The most famous and notable of these was the Nanosuit, a power armour that was based on a real life concept, Future Force Warrior. 

When the game was released it received extremely positive reviews from both players and the gaming industry. Its popularity saw a number of sequels including Crysis Warhead in 2008, Crysis 2 in 2011 and Crysis 3 in 2013.

Crysis Remastered was announced in April 2020 and is now expected to be released late in August or early September for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch



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