Crysis Remastered: Can Your PC Handle It?

Crysis Remastered (Image credit: Crytek)

Fire up your gaming PC! One of the most iconic games of all time is making a comeback this autumn. Crytek today announced that Crysis Remastered will launch on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on September 18 for $29.99. Crytek didn't reveal the system requirements for the PC version of Crysis Remastered. Taking into consideration that the original crippled even the most high-end systems of its time, we don't expect the remastered version to be a pushover.

For PC fans, the Crysis Remastered is an Epic Games Store exclusive title. Crytek didn't provide any details on whether the game will eventually be available outside said platform.

The original Crysis debuted in 2007 so Crytek is keen to bring the mystic title up to speed with the latest technologies. Co-developed with Saber Interactive, Crysis Remastered leverages Crytek's proprietary CRYENGINE and is the first Crytek title to come with ray tracing support on the Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro. The PC version, on the other hand, will get to exploit Nvidia's DLSS and hardware-based ray tracing technologies that are present in the current GeForce RTX 20-series graphics cards.

Crysis Remastered boasts a long list of new features that will certainly make the game pop. Crytek's touting support for high-quality textures up to 8K resolution, HDR support, temporal anti-aliasing, Screen Space Directional Occlusion (SSDO), Global Illumination (SVOGI), state-of-the-art depth fields, new light settings, motion blur, parallax occlusion mapping, Screen Space Reflections and Shadows (SSR & SSS).

Zhiye Liu
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Zhiye Liu is a Freelance News Writer at Tom’s Hardware US. Although he loves everything that’s hardware, he has a soft spot for CPUs, GPUs, and RAM.

  • King_V
    All I need to know is the headline. And I can answer the question thusly:

    "If anyone can answer this question with 'yes,' then it's not truly Crysis Remastered."

  • Zizo007
    Ryzen 3950X 16 cores, 32Gb RAM and RTX 2080 😂
  • Diabl0
    This game must stutter on Titan RTX!
  • JarredWaltonGPU
    Diabl0 said:
    This game must stutter on Titan RTX!
    That's why we'll have the new RTX 3090! I do have to say that the latest updates are looking nice. Not going to be the be-all, end-all of games, but nice.
  • DookieDraws
    The woods scene looked amazing! I never played the first Crysis, may have to give the remaster a try.

    I think the name Crysis is short for Crysystems, as it will definitely make our systems cry! :p
  • cryoburner
    I can't say I'm particularly impressed. While some of the effects in the trailer do look more advanced than what the game offered 13 years ago, I can't help but feel that overall the original effects just look more polished and more realistic in most cases. And a lot of the updated textures actually appear less detailed, though it's possible that could just be a compression artifact of the video. It's already been determined that the version released on the Switch was based on 2011's PS3/360 port though, and it wouldn't surprise me if the PC version is as well.

    It sounds like this remaster may have been done primarily by Saber, not Crytek themselves. Crytek was putting their all into making some of the most realistic visuals at the time to push their new game engine, whereas Saber is just performing another remaster/port of an existing game on what is probably a relatively limited budget.
  • Chung Leong
    Don't really see the point of remastering Crysis. I'm more interested in the rumored remastering of Mass Effect .
  • Makaveli
    Chung Leong said:
    Don't really see the point of remastering Crysis. I'm more interested in the rumored remastering of Mass Effect .

    I don't really see the point of the rumored remastering of Mass Effect. I'm more interested in Crysis.

    See how that works everyone's taste will be different :)

    Be water my friend.
  • They can’t think up any new IP so it’s all remastered bs. A money grab not interested interested PC gaming is a waste of money anyway
  • samopa
    They release it after NVidia released their new (consumer grade) GPU, what an impeccable timing.

    Guess it is time for me to upgrade my ancient 1080Ti ;)