After years of a hiatus, the Crysis franchise will be making its comeback soon, and though it might not be in the form of a sequel, we will at least be getting the next best thing- a remastered release of the first game in the series, which remains a fan favourite to this day. Recently, however, following tweets (that have since been deleted) by Tim Willits of Saber Interactive – developers of the remaster – there has been speculation that remasters of the sequels – or maybe even Crysis: Warhead – are also in development. Sadly, it doesn’t seem like that’s the case after all.
In a statement to Inverse, Crytek confirmed that the upcoming Crysis Remastered only includes the first game. Its expansion, Warhead, or any of the sequels are not part of the package. “Crysis Remastered is just the original game,” a Crytek representative said. “It won’t include Warhead or any of the other games from the series.”
While it’s no surprise at all that the upcoming release does not include any of the sequels (if they do ever get remastered, they will probably be separate releases), it is a little disappointing that Crysis’ expansion, Warhead, is not part of the package. It’s a beloved part of the franchise, and many would have expected that it would be part of a remaster. It’s unlikely that Warhead will be a separate remastered release, so in all likelihood, the expansion is going to be left in the past for the foreseeable future.
Crysis Remastered is confirmed for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, but currently doesn’t have a release date.