Following leaks of the trailer and launch details, Crytek has delayed the Crysis Remastered release date and official trailer launch. The trailer was supposed to debut today, July 1, and the Crysis Remastered release date had been set for July 23, 2020.
Crytek’s official statement reads as follows: “As you know, Crysis Remastered will be coming into the world this year – and at the same time the Crysis IP will debut on the Nintendo Switch!
“Your passion for the Crysis franchise deserves an undeniably high-quality game, and we are committed to delivering just that. To ensure that we meet that commitment, we will need to delay the launch date (all platforms) and trailer premiere by a few weeks. Because they already started, pre-orders for Switch will stay open, but pre-orders for all other platforms will be delayed as well.
“The features you’re looking forward to are already set, but we want to take the time to polish the game. You might be aware of the leak yesterday, and we want you to know: we’ve seen all the reactions — the good and the bad — and we’re listening! We’re still working on a number of things in game, as well as the storefront. Please keep the love coming, and rest assure, you’ll have the game you love shortly!
“This extra time until release will allow us to get Crysis Remastered up to the PC- and console-breaking standard you’ve come to expect from Crysis games. We hop you understand what we’re up to – and that you stay with us while we take the time to make a few more improvements. Stay tuned, and we’ll have that game, in your hands as soon as we possibly can.
“We’ll keep you updated on our progress, so please hang in there, and check back here for updates!”
The remaster of Crysis 1 is coming to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. The classic first-person shooter is back with the gameplay, sandbox world, and thrilling epic battles players loved the first time around – with remastered graphics and optimizations for a new generation of hardware co-developed on CRYENGINE with Saber Interactive.
Crytek previously said that Crysis Remastered will focus on the original game’s single-player campaigns and is slated to contain high-quality textures and improved art assets, an HD texture pack, temporal anti-aliasing, SSDO, SVOGI, state-of-the-art depth fields, new light settings, motion blur, and parallax occlusion mapping, particle effects will also be added where applicable.
Further additions such as volumetric fog and shafts of light, software-based ray tracing, and screen space reflections provide the game with a major visual upgrade.
In Crysis 1, what begins as a simple rescue mission becomes the battleground of a new war as alien invaders swarm over a North Korean island chain. Armed with a powerful Nanosuit, players can become invisible to stalk enemy patrols, or boost strength to lay waste to vehicles.
The Nanosuit’s speed, strength, armor, and cloaking allow creative solutions for every kind of fight, while a huge arsenal of modular weaponry provides unprecedented control over play style. In the ever-changing environment, adapt tactics and gear to dominate your enemies, in an enormous sandbox world.
Crysis 1 was released in November 13, 2007 and was followed by three more installments, including Crysis Warhead in 2008, Crysis 2 in 2011, and Crysis 3 in 2013 (check the prices of the games at Amazon).