When Crytek confirmed that it was developing Crysis Remastered, it generated a lot of anticipation, in fact perhaps too much. Today we have finally seen the first trailer for this game with real-time action scenes, and the truth is that it has left us a little disappointed.
Personally I expected a deeper update. It is true that Crysis Remastered looks much better than the original, and that it has interesting improvements, but I don’t see anything that hasn’t been done before through mods.
Crytek itself gave all the details about the main news that Crysis Remastered will bring to the graphic level:
- Higher quality textures.
- Temporary smoothing.
- SSDO and SVOGI.
- Shallow depth of field.
- New light effects.
- Motion blur.
- Parallax mapping occlusion (textures with a more realistic relief).
- New particle effects.
- Volumetric fog.
- You make light.
- Improved reflexes.
- Software-based ray tracing.
Thanks to that set of improvements, the graphic jump compared to the original is evident, but the fact that Crytek showed Crysis scenes running on the latest version of CryEngine generated a hype enormous that, in the end, will end up playing against him.
In the attached video you can see the current status of Crysis Remastered working on PC, although the game will also come to Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch. It is a cross-platform titleOf that there is no doubt, and you will have to deal with the limitations of the current generation consoles.
Remember that the original Crysis was such a demanding title that it ended up being late for Xbox 360 and PS3. The version for both consoles suffered significant cuts, and despite that it was not able to maintain a good performance, so it is understandable that with Crysis Remastered in CryTek they had to “control” the improvements at a technical level, since otherwise the requirements of the game could be triggered.
We don’t know the requirements for Crysis Remastered yet, but it will most likely run smoothly from a Core i5 4000 or Ryzen 3 1200, 8GB of RAM, and a Radeon R9 290X or GTX 970. Its release is planned, according to the Microsoft Store, for the July 23th.