Crysis Remastered confirmed, coming to Switch

Crysis Remastered is coming. Confirmation came via a leak from its official site. At this time, the site has not gone live with the announcement.

Here’s the blurb straight from the site:

“Crysis Remastered brings new graphic features, high-quality textures, and the CRYENGINE’s native hardware – and API-agnostic ray tracing solution for PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and – for the very first time – Nintendo Switch.”

The move to Switch is an interesting one. Crysis is famous for being a visual show pony. This is something the Switch is not particularly good at.

Crysis originally launched in 2007 and received a warm reception from critics and audiences alike. Developed by Crytek, fresh from the success of the original FarCry, the game was the first to use the CryEngine toolset. It was popular on PC for the open-world freedom it offered, along with its cool superpowers. Its steep system requirements became a high watermark for PC gaming enthusiasts building a new rig. If the answer to “But can it run Crysis?” was yes, you had a powerful machine indeed.

The remaster looks to continue this tradition, promising upgraded visuals and raytraced lighting.

We don’t have a release date right now, but will update this piece when one becomes available. Expect official confirmation overnight.


David Smith

David Smith is the former games and technology editor at The AU Review. He has previously written for PC World Australia. You can find him on Twitter at @RhunWords.