Crytek Boosts Crysis 2/3 Remastered’s System Requirements on Launch Day

Crytek Boosts Crysis 2/3 Remastered's System Requirements on Launch Day

Crytek Boosts Crysis 2/3 Remastered’s System Requirements on Launch Day 

Crysis 2 Remaster and Crysis 3 Remastered have launched today alongside the Crysis Remastered Trilogy. Today, on the Epic Games Store, Crytek has quickly switched out the PC system requirements of each game, listing more powerful hardware recommendations.

While altered PC system requirements are commonplace today, especially when these system requirements are listed long before launch, Crytek’s switcheroo came on launch day. That means that anyone who read the game’s pre-launch hardware requirements was misinformed. 

Crysis 2 Remastered and Crysis 3 Remastered were listed on the Epic Games Store shortly before the game’s launch, and thankfully the changes to Crytek’s PC system requirements are relatively minor. That said, the game’s jump from a GTX 1050 Ti to a GTX 1060 on the low-end is a notable leap, as is the jump from the game’s recommended i5-7600K (4-core) to an i5-8600 (6-core). The recommended RAM requirements for both games have also jumped from 12GB to 16GB. 

Like before, the PC system requirements for Crysis 2 and Crysis 3 are practically identical, with the only major difference between both games being their storage requirements. Crysis 2 lists a 54GB storage requirement, while Crysis 3 lists an 18GB storage requirement. 
  

Crytek Boosts Crysis 2/3 Remastered's System Requirements on Launch Day

Where’s AMD/Radeon?

The original system requirements for Crysis 2 and Crysis 3 Remastered included AMD hardware; now, both games lack AMD-based hardware recommendations. Not only were the system requirements altered, they no longer provide the same useful information to AMD/Radeon GPU users as before. 

Crysis 2/3 Remastered – New PC System Requirements

Minimum System Requirements

OS – Windows 10 64-Bit
Processor – Intel Core i5-3470
Memory – 8GB
Storage – 54GB (Crysis 2) & 18GB (Crysis 3)
DirectX – DX11
Graphics Card – Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060

Recommended System Requirements

OS – Windows 10 64-Bit
Processor – Intel Core i5-8600
Memory – 16GB
Storage – 20GB
DirectX – DX11
Graphics Card – Nvidia Geforce GTX 1660 Ti

 

Crytek Boosts Crysis 2/3 Remastered's System Requirements on Launch Day  
Why we’re annoyed about this

Crysis 2 Remastered, Crysis 3 Remastered, and the Crysis Remastered Trilogy were listed on the Epic Games Store shortly before today’s October 15th launch. Crytek had plenty of time to ensure that their listing for each game was accurate ahead of launch and should have known the final system requirements for the game before this morning’s release. The game’s system requirements should have been correct yesterday. 

Not only had Crytek misinformed early viewers of their Crysis 2/3/Trilogy Remastered PC listings, but they have also replaced these listings with new minimum and recommended specifications that arguably give consumers less useful information than before. Surely it wouldn’t have taken much additional effort to also give us Ryzen and Radeon system requirements, especially when they were provided for Crysis Remastered last year. 

PC gamers look to PC system requirements to get an accurate gauge of how well the game will run on their systems. As such, gamers expect these system requirements to be accurate. Releasing inaccurate information like this so close to launch is sloppy, but at least pre-orders were not open on the Epic Games Store to allow PC gamers to purchase the game based on Crytek’s previously inaccurate system requirements. 

We hope to have a look at Crysis 2/3 Remastered soon to create a PC Performance Analysis and Optimisation Guide for each game. 

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