Crysis Remastered will, following its original delay back in June, now come to Xbox One, PS4, and PC on 18th September – and developer Crytek has released a fresh trailer, offering the sneakiest of peeks at the new tech featured in its enhanced first-person shooter.
Cast your mind back a few months and you might remember Crysis Remastered’s unofficial debut via a leaked trailer, which, it’s fair to say, wasn’t particularly well-received by the Crysis community, with many coming away disappointed by the “improvements” they saw.
Crytek quickly sprang into action, telling fans, “We’ve seen all the reactions – the good and the bad – and we’re listening!”. It also said it had taken the decision to delay Crysis Remastered “by a few weeks” on all platforms, in order to get the experience “up to the PC and console-breaking standard you’ve come to expect from PC games.”
Switch owners received their version of the game in July – and it was a remarkable bit of work, according to Digital Foundry – but Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC players were offered no indication of when Crysis Remastered might finally re-emerge from its cave of correction.
Now, however, that lingering question has now been answered in a new tweet from Crytek, which confirms all remaining platforms will now see the game on 18th September. Additionally, the company has released what it’s calling a “tech trailer preview” showcasing some of the enhancements – such as ray tracing on PS4 and Xbox One, plus hardware ray tracing and DLSS on PC – that it’s been beavering away on during the delay.
Have a glance and you’ll find at least a few glimpses of Crysis Remastered’s makeover, which, as detailed in the accompanying press release, includes “high-quality textures up to 8K, HDR support, temporal anti-aliasing, Screen Space Directional Occlusion (SSDO), Global Illumination (SVOGI), state-of-the-art depth fields, new light settings, motion blur, parallax occlusion mapping, Screen Space Reflections and Shadows (SSR & SSS) as well as new and updated particle effects and more.” If nothing else, I’m now hankering for sun-kissed climes.
Presumably a full tech trailer will arrive ahead of Crysis Remastered’s September release on PS4, Xbox One, and the Epic Games Store, where it’ll cost $29.99 USD (around £22).