Due to negative feedback on the first gameplay reveal for Crysis Remastered, it was delayed beyond its initial release date. Instead of the initial date it was supposed to debut on, it will now be released on September 18th for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Being a remaster instead of a brand-new game, it will retail for just $30 instead of the traditional $60.
The criticism that was given to the project earlier this year convinced developer Saber Interactive to revisit most versions of the game for further revision, though the Nintendo Switch port of the game still came out on time. As a result of this extra work put into the remaster of a 2007 game, the game has acquired a number of additional features, most of them graphical, seeing as how that was what most everyone was complaining about.
Those graphical features include 8K texture assets, reworked lighting, and some improvements to the software-based ray tracing so that the feature will be able to function properly on the Xbox One and PS4. For PC players, they will be able to utilize hardware-based ray tracing via Nvidia’s DLSS 2.0 to reduce performance overhead when the game is playing on higher resolutions.
Even though the Nintendo Switch port was released on time, some of the graphical improvements listed did make it to that version, added in during July. That version is also priced at $30 and can be purchased at any time.
That said, hopefully, the new and improved remaster will get a large seal of approval from the many people that are looking forward to playing it. Considering that the game has not been delayed again, it seems that people are satisfied with the new state of the remaster. At the very least, people don’t seem to have the same criticisms for it that it had before all of these updates came around.
It also raises a question regarding whether or not more of the Crysis games will get a remaster as well. Crysis 2 and 3 are both parts of the series as well, and it would be a bit off for only the first game to get remastered, even though the second two are of course a few years more recent. After all, Halo certainly proved that an entire series of remasters can go a long way in financial success.
Whether or not that will happen, we have no idea, as of right now. However, if the Crysis remaster sells particularly well, it is possible that we could get remasters for Crysis 2 and 3 as well. That is just conjecture, but it is still possible.
Either way, we won’t have to wait long until the Crysis Remaster is available to the masses on Xbox One, PC, and PS4. But if you don’t want to wait until September 18th, you can go ahead and get it on the Nintendo Switch right away for $30.