There has been plenty of confusion around the state of Crysis Remastered this week. A recent PlayStation Access video claimed the game was releasing on PS4 today, the 21st of August. Since then, Crytek has set the record straight, announcing a new September release date and releasing a new ‘Tech Trailer’, showing off the enhanced graphical improvements.
Crysis Remastered received criticism when it was first unveiled for not pushing the boundaries of modern graphics far enough compared to the original 2007 game. To many, the original game actually looked better in certain scenes. This all led to an indefinite delay, giving Crytek some extra time to try and meet lofty expectations. We can see the fruits of that labour in the video below:
This latest trailer does a much better job of showing off where the improvements are, confirming ray-traced reflections on water surfaces, all-new textures with up to 8K resolution, improved SVOGI Global Illumination, new depth of field techniques and more.
Crysis Remastered is now coming to PC, Xbox One and PS4 on the 18th of September. On PC, the game will include hardware-accelerated ray-tracing for those using Nvidia RTX graphics and it will also support DLSS. On consoles, Crytek is using a software-based ray-tracing solution to bring ray-traced reflections to the game on Xbox One X and PS4 Pro.
KitGuru Says: The new trailer does a better job of highlighting graphical changes, but whether or not the game actually looks better is still going to be up for debate. What do you all think of the latest look at the game?