A new Crysis Remastered Trilogy trailer highlights the graphical improvements between the trilogy’s Xbox 360 and Xbox Series X versions. Crytek announced the Crysis trilogy remaster this past June, promising to bundle all three titles into one package for a release later in the year.
The shooter’s original 2007 entry received a remastered version last year, which hit stores for PC and consoles, including the Nintendo Switch. To the dismay of fans, the re-release didn’t exactly live up to expectations, nor did it adhere to the standards once set by the groundbreaking franchise. Immersion-breaking frame rate drops plagued even the PC build, though consoles were hit the hardest at launch. Other performance and graphical issues were known to crop up as well, a number of which Crytek managed to ameliorate over time. Crysis Remastered’s PS5 and Xbox Series updates also significantly improved the experience for many a player. And it appears as though the trilogy’s remaster could prove even more impressive on current-gen hardware.
The latest trailer for Crysis Remastered Trilogy constitutes a comparison video, showcasing how the experiences have improved since the Xbox 360 days. Xbox Series X gets the spotlight during the 90-second look, with features such as ray tracing shining through and through. Draw distance has also received quite the drastic enhancement; the same seems to hold true for the trilogy’s lighting and particle effects. Suffice it to say, Crysis fans who own one of the newer consoles will definitely want to experience Nomad’s and Prophet’s adventures on the latest machines.
It’s worth noting that Crysis Remastered Trilogy will not launch with a native version for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. Rather, current-gen owners must enjoy the collection via backward compatibility; the above trailer promises, however, that Crysis “also plays well on” newer hardware. (Interestingly, this marketing verbiage mirrors Cyberpunk 2077’s “Plays great also on Xbox Series X|S and PS5” line.)
While Crysis Remastered Trilogy remains on track for a fall 2021 launch window, the crew at Crytek has yet to specify a due date. Since the fall months are fast approaching, such details should surface sometime in the very near future.
Crysis Remastered Trilogy comes to Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, and Xbox One; apparently, it “also plays well on” PlayStation and Xbox Series X consoles.