Despite its reputation as a gaming PC-hammering monster, it looks like Crytek's seminal first-person shooter Crysis has its sights set on less powerful hardware. A new leak reveals not only the existence of Crysis Remastered, but that it'll be coming to PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and, yes, Nintendo Switch. That's right - we finally have an answer to the question "can the Nintendo Switch run Crysis?".
The leak comes courtesy of the official Crytek website. Twitter user lashman - tweeting as @RobotBrush - noticed the game had a presence on the site. The leak has, of course, since been taken down, and trying to go to the website lashman shows in their tweet simply returns a 404 error. Unfortunately for Crytek, they took the leak down too late; Crysis Remastered is official, and it's coming to PC and consoles.
"Crysis Remastered brings new graphic features, high-quality textures, and the CRYENGINE's native hardware- and API-agnostic ray tracing solution for PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and – for the very first time – Nintendo Switch."— lashman (@RobotBrush) April 16, 2020
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Here's how Crytek describes the upcoming game:
Crysis Remastered brings new graphic features, high-quality textures, and the CRYENGINE's native hardware - and API-agnostic ray tracing solution for PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and - for the very first time - Nintendo Switch.
That last part is rather interesting. It looks as if Crysis Remastered will feature hardware-agnostic ray tracing even on the Nintendo Switch, which is a somewhat underpowered machine compared to the PS4 and Xbox One, as well as mid-to-high-spec gaming PCs. We're assuming Crysis Remastered will be running on CryEngine V unless Crytek has a newer and more powerful version of the engine under wraps in-house. It'll be interesting to see what the Switch makes of the ray-tracing feature.
Crysis was originally released back in 2007 and quickly gained a reputation for being a sort of baptism of fire for gaming PCs. Its demanding system specs meant only high-end machines could run it on higher settings. Outside of the visuals, however, Crysis also won plaudits for its open-ended gameplay and variety of ways to approach combat situations.
Are you looking forward to checking out Crysis Remastered? Will you be getting it on Nintendo Switch? Let us know in the comments below!