Only months after its Nintendo Switch release, game devs Crytek have announced that their first person shooter, Crysis Remastered, will be released on the 18th of September this year for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game is a remaster of Crysis, the classic 2007 game that quickly became a hit with both gamers and critics.
For those who are unfamiliar with the game, Crysis focuses on military protagonists who think that they’re on a simple North Korean rescue mission. However, it is finally discovered that there is an alien swarm on the North Korean island and it is your job to put an end to these technologically advanced aliens, called Ceph. Protagonist Nomad and his team wear Nanosuits which are based on real life US military equipment. Using these Nanosuits, players can stalk their enemies by becoming invisible, up their strength to destroy vehicles and also have the ability to run like crazy! It also means that players, with this amazing technology at their fingertips, can have the flexibility to attack enemies the way they wish to in “an enormous sandbox world.”
Though the narrative of the game will remain the same, Crytek have obviously boosted a number of technical elements to bring the game up to 2020 standards. The remaster will “feature ray tracing on Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro powered by CRYENGINE’s proprietary software based ray tracing solution. The PC version will additionally support hardware-based ray tracing on Nvidia RTX GPUs.” The announcement trailer shows some amazing footage of how Crysis Remastered is brighter and more detailed than its 2007 release.
Crytek are German based developers who not only released Crysis, Crysis 2 and Crysis Warhead but also developed the first Far Cry game before Ubisoft took over both development and production of the series after the first game was released. Far Cry was released using Crytek’s CryEngine software; the devs aim for this technology was to enhance and make outdoor environments more realistic and was a first in gaming. Crytek still use their CryEngine software today and have used it to enhance Crysis Remastered.
Crysis Remastered will be released on PC, Xbox One and PS4 on the 18th of September, 2020.