Crysis Remastered Trilogy releases in October

Crytek has announced that Crysis Remastered Trilogy, and the individual releases of Crysis 2 Remastered and Crysis 3 Remastered, will be released on 15th October for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.

– ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW –

The trilogy release follows on from the work done for Crysis Remastered which released in September 2021 for PS4, Xbox One and PC at that. In April 2021, the game was then updated with support for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, adding a 60fps mode on console, but doing so via backward compatibility.

That is the same scenario that will apply for the further two games in the trilogy, with Crysis 2 and Crysis 3 not having a native release, but still having enhancements via backward compatibility.

That’s interesting and important when considering that the three Crysis Remastered games have a novel software-based ray tracing solution across both the current and last generation of consoles. On PC, the trilogy has support for hardware ray tracing, which is a more refined form of the graphics technology.

Using software, it delivered a primitive low quality form of ray tracing on last generation consoles – our review discussed both PC and console versions of Crysis Remastered finding a flawed product at the time – and with the new consoles able to perform better. Though the first remaster could shoot for 60fps on the current generation, analysis from Digital Foundry found neither PS5 or Xbox Series X was able to meet this 60fps target with ray tracing enabled in this set up.

Digital Foundry has reported on a preview version of the upcoming remasters in the last few weeks. On PC, this has seen Crytek and developer Saber Interactive remove the highest graphics settings preset on PC (though the absolute highest options do still exist in the game). On console, things are much more positive with the PS5 version running the PS4 Pro version of the came more finely tuned to run at 1440p native resolution and manage a close lock to 60 frames per second.

It’s sure to be interesting to see how it all comes together for the full release in October.

– PAGE CONTINUES BELOW –
Written by
I'm probably wearing toe shoes, and there's nothing you can do to stop me!

4 Comments

  1. It’s not being released for the PS5 though, is it? It’s being released on PS4 and therefore works on the PS5, as all new PS4 releases have to.

    • Yes, but they’re marketing it for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S and it has dedicated support for them both, even if behind the scenes it’s not fully native to those platforms.

  2. So is that the trilogy version that’s on Epic Store? Not clear on where 2 & 3 are landing. Also there’s Crysis Remastered (https://store.steampowered.com/app/1715130/Crysis_Remastered/) showing as coming soon on Steam.

    Is this yet another “here’s a big bag of money come to us” efforts!

    • Yes, per the embedded tweet, it’s an Epic Games Store timed exclusive. Crysis Remastered will likely hit Steam for that game’s anniversary, though.

Leave a Reply