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Crysis Remaster Appears To Be Coming To Major Platforms, Including Switch [Update]

Illustration for article titled iCrysis/i Remaster Appears To Be Coming To Major Platforms, Including Switch [Update]

It was there and then it was not there, as multiple people spotted a teaser image on the website for the first-person-shooter Crysis this morning. That teaser promises that a Crysis Remastered will be released for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Switch. Update: It’s official and coming out this summer.

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The main image hyping the news has since been removed, as has a details-spilling cookie policy page cited by gaming site IGN. That page now just loads a 404 error. The Crysis twitter account has been teasing an announcement for days.

Originally released in 2007 and developed by German studio Crytek, Crysis presented the power fantasy of being a super soldier who wears a powerful Nanosuit that lets a person jump higher, move faster and hit harder than everyone else. It was, for years, a standard-bearer for PC gaming graphics, launching the meme and marketing idea that anyone buying or building a PC rig should be able to answer the question: “Can it run Crysis ?” The game was ported to consoles, specifically the Xbox 360 and PS3, four years after release. It has never been on a Nintendo console, meaning a Switch version would be a notable debut.

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Fun fact: the game is set in 2020. Where or where are our nanosuits, everyone?

While Crysis Remastered is all but confirmed, an inspection of crysis.com’s source code does reveal one eyebrow-raiser: <meta name="keywords" content="Crysis, FPS, Crytek, Video game, April Fool, launch">

Update 4/14 2:30 PM: Developer Crytek confirmed Crysis Remastered via press release this afternoon. The updated version is being co-developed with Saber Interactive for PC, PlayStation4, Xbox One and Switch. It features the original campaign enhanced with high-quality textures, an HD texture pack, improved art assets, temporal anti-aliasing, SSDO, SVOGI, state-of-the-art depth fields, new light settings, motion blur, parallax occlusion mapping, and particle effects.The release also lists advanced features like software-based ray-tracing and volumetric fog.

Here’s the teaser trailer.

Editor-in-Chief. Playing: AC Odyssey (need to get back to Ashen, Spider-Man, RDR2, Iconoclasts, Arkham Origins, Sushi Striker, Samus Returns, and Ghost Recon Breakpoint)

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This is what Crytek are wasting their time on instead of Timesplitters 4? >_>