Crysis Remastered Might Disappoint on PS4 and Xbox One

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When Crytek unveiled plans to release Crysis Remastered earlier this summer, fans of the first-person shooter were ecstatic. The original version released in the 2007 and revolutionized the genre with its open-ended gameplay approach. However, the Crytek engine proved especially taxing for even the most powerful PC hardware at the time. Thirteen years later, the remastered version is running at a standard 720p and 30fps on the Nintendo Switch, which raised expectations for the other console releases. On Friday, Crytek announced that Crysis Remastered releases on September 18 for PS4 and Xbox One, but the projected specs might be disappointing. Let’s dive in.

But Can it Run Crysis?

In an odd marketing decision, the Crytek chose the Nintendo Switch as the first platform to receive Crysis Remastered. Released on July 23, Crysis is a technical marvel on Nintendo’s hybrid console. The game runs smoothly at 720p and 30fps while in docked mode and includes dynamic lighting and interactive environments. This feat only fueled the gaming community’s expectation for the PS4 and Xbox One versions. On Friday, Crytek announced the official release date of September 18 by posting a new trailer on Twitter.

The short video boasted new dynamic lighting assets, ray-tracing reflections, and 8K textures. Overall, the trailer was impressive and garnered 250,000 views in 24 hours. The problems is that the tweet and corresponding video are slightly misleading. While Crytek programmed the in-game textures to support up to 8K dynamic resolution, the PS4 and Xbox One are unable to achieve that level of performance. In fact, the PS4 is not even capable of achieving native 4K resolution according to Saber Interactive CTO Anton Krupkin:

Crysis Remastered will run at minimum 1440p 30fps, but can reach 4K through dynamic resolution or 1080p performance mode on PS4 Pro, and 30fps on the base PS4.

-August 2020 Issue of the Official PlayStation Magazine

Not only does Crysis Remastered fail to reach 60fps on the PS4 Pro model but it also seems to run at a standard 1080p on Sony’s modern console. With Horizon Zero Dawn, God of War, Uncharted 4, and others up-scaling to 4K, it is disappointing that the PS4 Pro is not able to achieve the same performance with Crysis Remastered. While the aesthetics are still gorgeous, Sony fans expected more.


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