Crysis 2 Remastered PC and Console Enhancements Detailed by Crytek

Crysis 2 Remastered

With the Crysis Remastered Trilogy due for release tomorrow on PC and consoles, Crytek's Steffen Halbig (Crysis Remastered Project Manager) and Rick Taylor (Community Manager) showcased some new Crysis 2 Remastered PC gameplay in a live stream that aired yesterday on Twitch.

In addition to that, the two Crytek employees also shared a detailed list of enhancements that PC and console users can expect to find in Crysis 2 Remastered. It consists mainly of technical features.

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  • HDR (In a Day Zero Patch)
  • TAA (Temporal Anti-Aliasing)
  • Improved Post Processing POM (Parallax Occlusion Mapping improvements)
  • Improved Vegetation Shading
  • SSS (Screen Space Shadows)
  • SSDO (Screen Space Directional Occlusion)
  • SSGI (Screen Space Global Illumination)
  • SVOGI (Voxel-based Global Illumination)
  • SSR (Screen Space Reflections - Improved from Crysis 1 Remastered)
  • Improved Shadow Technology
  • Shadows On Glass
  • Shadows On Particles
  • Shadows on Water (PC Only)
  • 60 FPS Weapon Animation (Next Gen And PC Only)
  • 60 FPS Water Ripples Animation (Next Gen And PC Only)
  • 60 FPS and up to 4K Support for Next Gen Consoles
  • Around 150 Unique CPU & GPU Performance Improvements
  • Software RayTracing (PC Only)
  • Hardware RayTracing (PC Only)
  • Improved Lighting
  • Improved Cubemap Reflections & Image Based Lighting
  • Improved Selected Materials and Textures (500 out of 2000)
  • Improved Selected Assets (38 of the most instanced props)
  • Improved Selected Vehicles (31 vehicles)
  • Improved Selected Weapons (18 Weapons, 3 Explosives, 9 Weapon Attachments)
  • Improved Selected Characters (12 Characters with 20 variations and 13 attachments)

Crysis 2 Remastered launches tomorrow, alongside the remasters of the first and the third installment, on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, and Nintendo Switch.

If you're looking to play on PC, the official system requirements can be found below.


Windows 10 64-Bit

Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 / AMD Ryzen 3 CPU


20 GB Storage

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI /AMD Radeon 470 GPU


Windows 10 64-Bit latest update

Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7600k or higher / AMD Ryzen 5 or higher CPU


20 GB Storage

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 TI / AMD Radeon Vega 56 GPU

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