Crytek has announced that remasters of Crysis 1, 2, and 3 will be bundled together as the Crysis Remastered Trilogy and as standalone purchases in Fall 2021.
Crytek shared the details of this new and enhanced collection that is being optimized in partnership with Saber Interactive, revealing that it will be available on PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and PC. All three Crysis games will play “even smoother” on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.
Crysis Remastered was released in 2020 after a delay due to mixed fan reaction to leaked footage of the game. Many reacted positively to the improved visuals, and it’s safe to assume these new remasters will benefit from the troubles of the first.
In addition to a number of visual improvements, the first Crysis also included “high-quality textures up to 8K, HDR support, temporal anti-aliasing, Screen Space Directional Occlusion (SSDO), Global Illumination (SVOGI), state-of-the-art depth fields, new light settings, motion blur, parallax occlusion mapping, Screen Space Reflections and Shadows (SSR & SSS) as well as new and updated particle effects and more.” Furthermore, Crysis Remastered featured ray tracing on PCs with Nvidia RTX GPUs, Xbox One X, and PS4 Pro.
In our review of Crysis, we said in 2007 that was “one of, if not the, most stunningly beautiful games we’ve ever seen. But even beyond that, it’s a pretty fantastic shooter.”
In our review of Crysis 2, we said that “It plays well, encourages creative problem-solving, and confidently delivers a series of escalating and changing encounters and scenarios that will push you to think in a way few shooters have in an era of increasingly funneled experiences.”
In our review of Crysis 3, we said that it is “a highly polished shooter experience that doesn’t so much reinvent the FPS wheel as give it a slicker set of tyres.”
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