Crysis Remastered Release Date and Trailer Leak on Microsoft Store

Crysis Remastered Release Date and Trailer Leak on Microsoft Store

You're here a bit early, Nomad.

It's time to start counting pixels and comparing screenshots, because the first gameplay footage and screenshots from Crysis Remastered are here a bit earlier than expected. A leak by way of some online Microsoft Store listings also appears to have given away its release date, pegging the FPS remaster for a late July launch.

Gematsu spotted the listings, which include a handful of screenshots and a gameplay trailer, presumably the one planned for an official premiere tomorrow. Both the listing for the regular version and the one for a Launch Edition say that Crysis Remastered will be released on July 23, 2020.

The new trailer (embedded below, via Videogameschronicle) notes that all the gameplay footage was captured on PC, so it won't necessarily serve as the best indicator of how Crysis Remastered will look or run on consoles. It's also subject to some pretty choppy editing and video compression—we'll have to see if tomorrow's official release of the trailer includes a cleaner version allowing for better comparisons with the 2007 original.

All that said, at first glance it's clear that Crysis Remastered isn't a night-and-day revamp of the original. For PC players, the real test will come down to performance differences and new rendering techniques like ray traced and volumetric lighting, which aren't the easiest to pick up on in a trailer like this. For the Switch, PS4, and Xbox One, the big question is whether port-masters Saber Interactive can get it looking and running nice without compromising too much on the lush foliage, big explosions, and long draw distances that characterize the original and this new PC footage we're seeing.

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Mathew Olson


Mathew Olson is a writer formerly of Digg, where he blogged and reported about all things under the umbrella of internet culture (including games, of course). He lives in New York, grew up under rain clouds and the influence of numerous games studios in the Pacific Northwest, and will talk your ear off about Half-Life mods, Talking Heads or Twin Peaks if you let him.

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