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Crysis Remaster Rumors Heat Up Following a Tease From the Series’ Twitter Account

Apr 13, 2020
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The Crysis series has been laying dormant for some time now, with 2013's Crysis 3 being the last entry in the series, but it seems the GPU-pushing series may be making a comeback. Just minutes ago, the official Crysis Twitter account dropped the following post…

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Now, usually, that might not mean much, but the Crysis account hasn’t posted in three-and-a-half years. This also isn’t the first time Crytek has teased the series may be on its way back. Crytek recently released a video showcasing how their CryEngine has developed over the past decade, and the video culminates with what appears to be updated, next-gen footage of the original Crysis. Check out the video for yourself (jump to the 2:20 point for the Crysis footage).

Winding the clock even further back, this CryEngine hype video from summer of 2019 also shows some very-leafy Crysis-like footage (jump to the 2:18 mark for that).

So yeah, Crytek hasn’t exactly been subtle – take this all with a grain of salt until we get an official announcement, but some sort of Crysis remaster or remake definitely seems to be in the works. It would certainly make sense from a business standpoint, as we’re about to enter a new generation of gaming, and Crytek needs something to showcase what the CryEngine is capable of.

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CryEngine was fairly widely used in the 2000s, but Crytek had difficulty competing with Epic and its Unreal Engine in the 2010s. That said, CryEngine has had a bit of a resurgence in recent years, with games like Prey, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts, and Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem opting to use the tech. Could CryEngine take it to Unreal again this next generation? We shall see I suppose.

What do you think? Excited to potentially play Crysis again? Are your graphics cards ready?

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