Wednesday, July 1st 2020

Crytek Delays Crysis Remastered Following Fan Comments on Leaked Trailer

Crytek today via a Twitter post announced a decision to delay all versions of the upcoming Crysis Remastered. The announcement came with a heartfelt letter to fans, and a promise to do well for them on a game that's sure to tick all the nostalgia boxes (I'd say that's most of what will be powering the games' sales as well). Following yesterday's announcement of a trailer being released today, a leak happened, and reception... Well, wasn't the expected one, as Crysis Remastered's graphics seemed to be slightly better than the vanilla version of the game, but not really had much (if anything) on some existing mods to the original release.

A decision to postpone the launch and further work on the games' quality was thus decided by Crytek, with preorders being delayed for all platforms but the Switch (where they had already started) as well. We'll be here to see if the delay had the positive effect Crysis fans seemed to be hoping. But I'd like to give a word of caution in regards to expectations: the game isn't a full remake; it's a remaster, built upon the original Crysis with some extra layers of paint. Users really shouldn't be expecting (and, based on the Remastered in the title, demanding) a Crysis that looks like their latest raytracing-agnostic "Neon Noir" trailer. Catch the leaked trailer (which wasn't even officially released on account of the delay) below.
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18 Comments on Crytek Delays Crysis Remastered Following Fan Comments on Leaked Trailer

#1
Regeneration
NGOHQ.COM
Original looks better. :laugh: WTF N00BS.
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#2
DemonicRyzen666
Right it 2020 lets use a game engine that can only use 2 threads when we have 16 thread+ cpus. This concerns me. It almost sounds like they just got Really lazy to do any work at all on it.
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#4
xkm1948
Yep big fail. Bye bye Crytek, you had one chance to make a quick buck off nostalgia and you blew it.
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#5
Xex360
Given that they'll release it on consoles and even the Switch, means that the PC version isn't the focus, hence technically won't be breathtaking which was what made Crysis so unique.
A remaster shouldn't be able to run on anything we have now, and better than the whole PS5 Series X generation games to be worthy of the Crysis name.
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#6
natr0n
Crysis seems to be suffering a crisis.
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#7
Prima.Vera
WTF this shit?? 720p video also?? :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
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#8
ZeppMan217
It looks like Crysis, including its own issues. Don't see why everyone's upset all of a sudden.
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#9
Octopuss
How will a few weeks worth of delay let them to make ANY noticeable changes?
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#10
ZoneDymo
yeah this is really bad.
It looks somehow worse then the original and pretty much no textures that look dated today have been updated.
Look at that plane at the start, the texture of the bottom of the plane they jump from, or the metal roofs of the houses, just look at all the textures. That have been left untouched completely, its so flat and dated now.

seriously the ONLY thing I spotted in that trailer that looked better then what I remember of the original (which I played like 7 times mind you) is the water at 0:28 seconds.
It looks more reflective and idk alive? real? just a bit better there.
But for the rest.....
Heck even that might just be the colour saturation boost that this version for some bewildering reason seems to have

come on Crytek, sure, if the Crysis was updated with a modern version of hte engine that can use multicore cpu's better, thats great for performance but this does not nearly constitute the name of remaster and all the claims they make....
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#11
Vayra86
Regeneration
Original looks better. :laugh: WTF N00BS.
It was my first thought seeing screens.

The trailer had some more fidelity to it than the stills, but overall... more washed out, contrast was f'ed beyond recognition in different ways (too dark, too bright, oversaturation,, etc.)... definitely not an improvement over the vanilla version. Some different render tech is used and it shows, also, you can just smell the TAA blur, whereas the original didn't use that. It matters, it influences the whole image.

And then you look at assets. Same blocky trees and boulders, basically its just a reskin without being one asking for your money for no reason really. Far Cry came to mind... go figure.

I suppose its great if you have a Switch, but that goes for everything that happens to release on it.
Octopuss
How will a few weeks worth of delay let them to make ANY noticeable changes?
They can kill performance to increase and tweak settings. Err sorry optimize it.
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#12
fynxer
What is a "Fully Remaster" then as they said in the trailer, some quick way to make a few buck by doing almost nothing to the game.

Banging on the big drum for months and then saying not to expect to much.

WHY EVEN BOTHER trying to make a fuzz if it just a over painted re release.
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#13
DeathtoGnomes
well I guess Crytek cant run Crysis.... :shadedshu:
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#14
$ReaPeR$
:roll::roll::roll: what a joke..
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#15
PowerPC
Just sad to see a classic being treated this way. It almost feels like grave robbery.
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#16
Vayra86
PowerPC
Just sad to see a classic being treated this way. It almost feels like grave robbery.
Well Crytek has been doing well at digging its own grave the past years, so you wouldn't be wrong :D
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#17
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
I know I was the one many here were unhappy with when I rained on the parade at announcement time. I said there was no reason to remaster it; single core optimized or not, the original still runs great and looks pretty dang good too. And here we are, Crytek screwing it up. :roll:
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#18
Splinterdog
So, the teaser trailer back in April was just that - a tease? I used to have a girlfriend like that.
Even the modding community can do better than Crytek, it would appear.
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