If you're a PC owner who's still playing with a graphics card from Nvidia's GTX 900 or 1000 series, there's a good chance you're already champing at the bit for an upgrade in light of recent GPU reveals. Here's some good news, though: if you've purchased a mid-range card in the past couple years, your PC can probably run Crysis Remastered quite well.
Indeed, the minimum and recommended PC specs for Crysis Remastered are now listed over at the Epic Games Store, and it seems this return of Crytek's 2007 FPS won't have the same system-obliterating reputation as the original. Despite all of its new, state-of-the-art visual tricks, Crysis Remastered only asks for an AMD Radeon Vega 56 or an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 TI on the recommended specs. The former is a mid-range GPU from 2017, while the latter is a budget-friendly Nvidia card from last year that launched at under $300.
Since this is Crysis we're talking about, few people would've been particularly surprised to see a GPU in the $500 to $1000 range listed in the recommended specs, but no. Given that the very top of Nvidia's current high-end is about to be usurped by cheaper and more powerful 30 Series cards, a whole lot of people are about to build new PCs that should eat Crysis Remastered for lunch.
Perhaps this isn't too surprising given that Crytek and Saber Interactive even managed to get Crysis Remastered running on the Switch, but it's still a bit unexpected. Crysis Remastered may still put high-end machines through their paces with the resolution cranked up and all the settings maxed-out, but it looks like a nice, stable 1080p presentation should be more than attainable. Hopefully, the extra time used for the PC version will have helped iron out some of the inconsistencies between old Crysis and new, letting the latter stand as the new definitive version.
We'll be able to find out for ourselves when it launches for PC, PS4, and Xbox One on September 18.