Who knew running around in advanced exoskeletons to battle North Koreans would give us a decade of memes about the only game to ever melt a PC. Yes, Crytek, the developers behind the Crysis series, is remastering the original Crysis game. What’s even more surprising is the Nintendo Switch, of all systems, will also enjoy a release. A remaster of Crysis is one maybe a handful of people asked for as it is mostly known for heating up systems than it is for gameplay. Crysis is also known for being one of the highest-rated games by PC Gamer next to the likes of Half-Life 2. Unfortunately, not many people were able to experience Crysis in its true glory because of how naturally it was gatekept behind steep hardware requirements. It became a running joke when newer PCs were released to ask if it could run Crysis. To this day, Crysis is still used as a not-so-serious benchmark for PC owners.
That’s why it’s so surprising that Crysis Remastered came out for the Nintendo Switch in July of 2020. The Nintendo Switch, not known for handling intensive first-person shooters, was able to pick up Crysis Remastered. This came as a shock to many who wondered how the Nintendo Switch could competently handle the game. When you look at Crysis Remastered on the Nintendo Switch, it clearly looks like it the graphics were dumbed down enough for the game to handle the port. There is a consistent 30 frames-per-second, and even the most intense firefights run smoothly without blowing the entire system up from overheating issues. Crytek could have pushed the Nintendo Switch release of Crysis Remastered to the limit, but it’s good to expand accessibility for those who don’t have better systems like the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One X. However, if you want to play Crysis Remastered in all of its glory, you’ll probably want to pick it up on a better system since the frame rate for the game is capped at 31fps.
Fortunately for current-generation PlayStation players, it looks like someone slipped up with the release date of Crysis Remastered. Either someone slipped up, or it was a clever marketing tactic to get people talking about it because there are rumors the game will suddenly drop on Friday, August 21st. There was a slight delay announced, but it looks like Crysis Remastered is ready to go. How it’s going to run on the PlayStation 4 is anyone’s guess, but if you’re looking for an affordable heater for your home going into the Winter months, then keep Crysis Remastered running on the PlayStation.