The game that many modern PCs benchmark against is finally getting a remaster, and soon. Before you know it, it will likely start melting more machines. Crytek’s Crysis Remastered will arrive this July 23, as the Microsoft Store has once again jumped the gun before the first gameplay reveal of the remaster.
Here’s that reveal, though at time of writing, we still have a few hours before it goes live:
According to a listing, the first-person shooter that made Crytek a household name will feature even more eyewatering visuals. “The classic first-person shooter from Crytek is back with the action-packed gameplay, sandbox world, and thrilling epic battles you loved the first time around – now with remastered graphics optimized for a new generation of hardware,” the description read.
First leaked and then confirmed back in April, Crysis Remastered will modernize a classic shooter that helped herald in a new age of gaming. The original 2007 release saw players jump into a futuristic suit that granted them different powers. Enhanced strength, speed, and more became part of the arsenal. Couple that with gun customization and pretty decent shooting, and you had a successful blend of epic action and set pieces. The CryEngine produced gorgeous visuals at that time as well, pushing plenty of machines to their limits.
The new high-quality textures, improved assets, and ray tracing are being made possible with the help of Saber Interactive, who is working on the game together with Crytek. Unfortunately for those looking for multiplayer action, that appears to be missing from Crysis Remastered.
While modern machines can handle the original Crysis easily, the remastered version might be another case altogether. With the July 23 release date, you might want to invest in better components to handle the heat.
The accidental reveal of Crysis Remastered completes something of an unfortunate hat-trick for the Microsoft Store. The retail platform also recently leaked dates for both Star Wars: Squadrons and Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning.