Crytek drops more hints of a Crysis Remake

Crysis drops more hints of of a Crysis Remake

Crytek drops more hints of a Crysis Remake

Every Crysis fan knows the line; it’s the first sentence that any character says to Nomad, starting one of PC’s most revered titles, an setting the bar for the future of PC graphics for more than half a decade. 

Today, Crytek has released another teaser message on its Crysis Twitter account, saying nothing more than “Hey Nomad, you’re still with us?”, a line that all Crysis fans should be familiar with. This Tweet follows on from Crytek’s “Receiving Data” message, but it’s a clear hint that Crytek’s next game will be a Crysis Remake, and not Crysis 4. Why else would Crytek use a line from the original Crysis? 

Last month, Crytek placed some clear Crysis references within its “CryEngine Showcase 2020: Games of the Decade” video, hinting at a Crysis remaster. EA has already confirmed that they are working on “exciting remasters of fan favourites“, and that these efforts included two new unannounced EA Partners titles coming from third-party developers”. Beyond that, Crytek has been teasing a return to the Crysis series since as early as August 2019, showcasing an iconic area from the original Crysis in its CryEngine 5.6 tech trailer.

When it comes to EA’s fan favourites, it’s hard to ignore the Crysis series. Even today some PC gamers say “but can it run Crysis” when people upgrade their systems.  Microsoft even delivered backwards compatibility support for the Xbox versions of Crysis, Crysis 2 and Crysis 3, highlighting how modern gamers still yearn for Crysis content. 

With the next generation of consoles on the horizon, there has never been a better time to remake or remaster Crysis. The Crysis series has always push graphical boundaries, and the release of new hardware will give Crytek a chance to bring systems to their knees once again.     

A Crysis Remake has the potential to push PC graphics to new heights, using Raytracing and other advanced techniques to deliver cutting-edge visuals, while also showcasing CryEngine’s most advanced capabilities.  

With their Neon Noir Benchmarking tool, Crytek has already showcased their team’s ability to implement advanced features, such as raytracing, without insane performance costs. Neon Noir required no hardware acceleration to deliver great results, but the addition of the DXR-acceleration capabilities of modern graphics hardware, and we could have a recipe for some truly next-generation visuals. 

A Crysis Remake is Crytek’s opportunity to flex is muscles and to showcase what their engine is capable of, making it a game to look out for over the coming days and weeks. An official announcement of the game seems imminent, but for now, we will have to wait and see. 

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