Crytek has confirmed that Crysis Remastered has been delayed “by a few weeks,” to allow the team to spend more time “polishing the game.”
“As you know, Crysis Remastered will be coming into the world this year – and at the same time the Crysis IP will debut on Nintendo Switch!” the developer wrote in an update.
“Your passion for the Crysis franchise deserves an undeniably high-quality game, and we are committed to delivering just that. To ensure that we meet that commitment, we will need to delay the launch date (all platforms) and trailer premiere by a few weeks. Because they already started, pre-orders for Switch will stay open, but pre-orders for all other platforms will be delayed as well.
“The features you’re looking forward to are already set, but we want to take the time on polishing the game. You might be aware of the leak yesterday, and we want you to know: we’ve seen all the reactions – the good and bad – and we’re listening! We’re still working on a number of things in game, as well as the storefront. Please keep the love coming, and rest assured, you’ll have the game you love shortly!
“This extra time until release will allow us to get Crysis Remastered up to the PC and console-breaking standard you’ve come to expect from Crysis games. We hope you understand what we’re up to – and that you stay with us while we take the time to make a few more improvements. Stay tuned, and we’ll have that game in your hands as soon as we possibly can.”
Crysis was originally released for PC back in 2007, and was used as a way to benchmark hardware performance in relation to the game’s high-end system requirements. So much so, that it eventually went on to create the “But can it run Crysis?” meme.
The first-person shooter is now coming to Nintendo Switch, and, focused on the original game’s single-player campaigns, will deliver remastered graphics and optimisations for the hardware.
Crysis Remastered will release for Nintendo Switch worldwide in Summer 2020.