Last year, Crytek unveiled Crysis Remastered for all modern platforms including PC, but it avoided a Steam release due to Epic Games Store exclusivity. That is changing later this month, with Steam users finally slated to gain access on September 17.
While the game will sport the usual $30 price tag, it won't cost that much on Steam at release, as there will be a 20% launch discount running for a week. However, those who already own a copy of the original Crysis on Steam will receive a 30% discount on top of the launch discount when picking up the remaster. This drops the price to $15 for original owners.
Crysis Remastered lands with the campaign that has been treated to a graphics overhaul. This includes 8K textures, improved art assets, HDR support, and new effects, alongside ray tracing support. Improvements to the ray tracing implementation and Nvidia DLSS support were also added in post-launch updates, which should be there on the Steam release at launch also.
Here are the remaster's minimum requirements to find out again if your PC can indeed run Crysis.
- OS: Windows 10 64 bit
- Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 / AMD Ryzen 3
- Memory: 8GB RAM
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI /AMD Radeon 470
- Network: Broadband Internet connection
- Storage: 20 GB available space
For those unfamiliar with the campaign, it puts players into the shoes of Nomad, a soldier in a powerful Nanosuit capable of various abilities such as going invisible, speeding up immensely, and boosting strength. Nomad goes up against North Korean combatants and some unknown forces dormant in the Lingshan island chain as the storyline progresses.
Just when original Nanosuit is finally reaching Steam with a new coat of paint, Crytek is readying the Crysis Remastered Trilogy for release. But just like before, the latest upgrades to the second and third games won't be coming to Steam anytime soon due to Epic Games Store exclusivity.