You can be forgiven if the timeline of events surrounding Crysis Remastered already have you confirmed. Its existence leaked, then it was confirmed, and then its release date was leaked, too. A day after that, Crytek announced that it's delaying the game. Now, Crytek has come back with more news: instead of launching on all platforms at once, the Switch version will still come out on its originally leaked date, July 23.
Yes, while telling folks to "watch this space for further updates," Crytek has confirmed on Twitter that the new version of its PC-crushing 2007 shooter will come to Nintendo's hybrid system in just under two weeks. Originally, leaks indicated that July 23 would also see Crysis Remastered's launch on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
That's no longer the case, and it seems that with Crytek wanting "to take the time on polishing the game" for other platforms, the Nintendo Switch will be the system to play Crysis Remastered on when it debuts. For those still trying to imagine what a Switch version of Crysis could possibly look like, well, we're about to have it in our hands very soon. Already, Crytek has uploaded some new screenshots and clips of the Switch version to its website.
We do know that by upgrading to the latest version of Crytek's engine, Crysis Remastered running at its highest possible settings on PC will include new features like ray tracing and volumetric lighting. Hopefully the overhaul has also made Crysis far more scalable to lower-spec hardware, because the Switch has surprised us with impressive ports before.
For those keeping track at home, it also looks like Crysis Remastered will arrive on Switch before Doom Eternal, which launched on other platforms back in March. 2020's seen all kinds of release date changes and delays, but this strange situation may take the cake.