Sneak-peek trailer showcases ray-traced reflections, new lighting system and 8K textures.
After being delayed for a few weeks and launching for Nintendo Switch first, Crysis Remastered has a release date. Unfortunately, it’s not today as some reports claimed but September 18th on Xbox One, PS4 and PC (with the PC version exclusive to the Epic Games Store). In the meantime, check out the sneak-peek trailer below which highlights the gorgeous new visuals.
Along with a new lighting engine and updated assets, the remaster sports textures at up to 8K resolution. Ray-tracing is in effect for both normal reflections and water reflections. Other technical additions include “state-of-the-art” depth fields, sparse voxel octree global illumination or SVOGI, motion blur and much more.
Overall, the results look pretty good and worth the extra time for additional polish. Whether Crysis Remastered will fulfill the meme of being nigh-unplayable on most modern PCs remains to be seen but expect some fairly hefty system requirements. Stay tuned in the coming weeks.