Crysis Remastered is coming later this month for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Crytek has shared the first official screenshot today highlighting the improvements.
The original Crysis is known to give PC owners a run for money due to its extremely demanding specs. It led to the origin of the meme: “Can It Run Crysis?” Crytek has now taken this meme and molded it into an official visual mode. This mode is named the same as the meme and appears to push the limits of the visuals, and in this process, the hardware for PC owners.
In a tweet shared by Crytek, they have shared a screenshot from the PC version running maxed out, giving fans a glimpse at it for the first time.
If you want to see how it compares to the original game, here is a comparison with the game running on PC maxed out with a high-resolution texture mod, very high settings, and running at 4K resolution with 4x MSAA.
Needless to say, there is indeed a lot of improvement in the new remaster that is hard to see unless we compare both versions side by side as in the screenshots above.
One of the biggest changes is lighting which has been upgraded. In addition, the draw distance is better in the remastered version and the game generally looks more pleasing to the eyes with its lush greenery instead of the drab look of the original.
Crysis Remastered will be out on September 18th, 2020. It is launching for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. It is already available for Nintendo Switch where the game launched on its original release date, which was July 23, before it was delayed to September to allow some extra time for polishing the visuals.