The Crysis remaster that Crytek announced back in April now has another release date attached to it, with the studio announcing today that the title will arrive on September 18. Previously, Crytek had opted to push back the planned gameplay reveal and July launch - although the Switch version went through with it - to polish the game further.
Alongside the release date announcement, the studio also put forth a Tech Trailer showcasing some of the visual improvements the Crysis Remastered campaign brings in over the 2007 shooter, catch it above.
According to Crytek, the remaster will bring "high-quality textures up to 8K, 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) as well as new and updated particle effects and more."
Moreover, ray tracing will be utilized for reflections across PC, Xbox One X, and PlayStation 4 Pro using the studio's "proprietary software-based ray tracing solution." On PC, specifically on RTX GPUs, Nvidia DLSS and hardware-based ray tracing will also be available.
Crysis Remastered is coming to PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. While next-gen console variants haven't been announced yet, the addition of ray tracing features and such suggest that they are likely in the cards. Moreover, the PC version will be an Epic Games Store exclusive, with the store claiming another game following yesterday's Hitman 3 exclusivity announcement.