Crysis Remastered will release on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch according to details on the official website today, confirmed by a tweet later on.
The news has now been confirmed by Crytek after a number of false starts to the announcement throughout the day. You can see the tweet, and short teaser trailer, below.
CLOAK DISENGAGED— Crysis (@Crysis) April 16, 2020
You’ve been asking. You’ve been waiting.
Today, that wait is over. It’s coming:
Crysis Remastered on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and – for the very first time on the Nintendo Switch Platform.https://t.co/2JnfyC7jRE pic.twitter.com/NWAHdoBEgD
The changes to the Crysis official site, which was not supposed to be public-facing at the time, were noticed when metadata crawlers picked up splash screens with the Crysis Remastered logo on them.
The site lists releases for PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, said to be "coming soon" and noting that this will be Crysis' debut on a Nintendo platform. The 2007 FPS made waves when it first released on PC for being one of the most graphically intensive titles of the day, still requiring some hefty hardware to get running at steadily high framerates. We'll be interested to see how 13 years of tech advancement plays into Crysis' reputation of being power hungry, and how the Switch handles such a high fidelity game.
It's likely Crysis Remastered will be able to achieve some of the same level of detail with lower spec hardware thanks to efficiency improvements in all those video game innards we never really see much of. The unsexy things that are hidden beneath talk of teraflops and nanometer transistor sizes.
Will you be picking up Crysis Remastered when it releases on Nintendo Switch, or PC, or PS4, or Xbox One? Or, let's face it at this point, PS5 and Xbox Series X when they release and all the recent games get a second dip?