It's been years since Crysis was first setting benchmarks for PC gaming. With a new remaster, it might try to do just the same.
The PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC versions of Crysis Remastered have finally set a release date. The first-person shooter remaster will go live on Sept. 18, 2020.
In the trailer, Crysis Remastered boasts a wealth of technical upgrades to help live up to the game's notoriety as a graphics benchmark. High quality textures and 8K resolution options, ray tracing, and more make this a pretty impressive overhaul of the original.
It's also a step up considering how the remaster was first received. After its existence first leaked onto the internet earlier this year, commenters seemed pretty mixed on the footage they saw. Following sufficent concern, Crytek announced a delay, leading to the new date we have now, in order to beef up the remaster's graphical presentation.
Well, all versions but the Nintendo Switch version. While other consoles and PC are finally getting the Crysis remaster in September, the Switch version launched a little early in July. The two versions are likely pretty separate—as much as I love my Switch, I can't imagine the poor thing handling 8K—it's still a pretty wild turn of events.
What's also wild is the advertisement of ray tracing on current-gen consoles. That's been a frequent feature for next-gen hardware and higher-end PCs, but if this trailer is implying that PS4 and Xbox One will also be utilziing ray tracing, it'll be interesting to see how well the current generation is able to muster before the next arrives this holiday.
Crysis Remastered arrives on Sept. 18, 2020 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC via Epic Games Store.