When Crytek announced that a remaster for the original Crysis would be released this year, fans were excited to see how much the game’s legendary graphics would improve, but a leaked trailer left many fans disappointed with the graphic changes Crytek has now fueled the game. launch for several weeks.
A teaser showing some gameplay and a July 23 release date was leaked on YouTube, and the footage left a bad taste in some fans’ mouths. Several commented on how the game’s graphics remained significantly unchanged from the 2007 original; one fan even said that the remaster “looks like the original Crysis but with the lowest configuration.”
You can decide for yourself if the game looks too much like a game over 10 years old:
Crysis, a sci-fi first-person shooter series originally released for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360, was praised for its graphic design and continued to be a benchmark for people looking to test the power of their gaming PCs. (Its graphic fidelity justified a meme that is still in force 10 years later). So when Crytek agreed to remaster the game with “high-quality textures and enhanced art assets,” and yet it would also inexplicably pass the “can-it-run-Crysis Test” on a Nintendo Switch, we definitely cheered up our ears.
Crytek acknowledged the leaks and disappointed fans by promising to do a little more work on the game. “This extra time until launch will allow us to bring Crysis Remastered to the PC and to the console-breaking standard you expect from Crysis games,” Crytek said in a statement on Wednesday.
In the gaming industry, it is not uncommon for games to be delayed once or even multiple times, although it is rare to delay a game due to fan reaction. The Crysis Remaster delay reflects a similar move made by the film industry last year when Paramount delayed the release date of the Sonic The Hedgehog film adaptation after receiving a backlash regarding the titular blue hedgehog design.