[Guru3D] Crytek is hinting at a remastered version of Crysis
Crytek is teasing a new version of Crysis. In a showcase video, the developer shows games made with the CryEngine in the past decade. At the end, images of Crysis from 2007 come along. An older video also contains a hint.
It is hard to ignore the Crysis saga. With the next generation of consoles on the horizon, there is no better time to remaster Crysis and get the most out of them. The franchise has always been known for pushing graphic boundaries, and the release of new hardware will give Crytek a chance to show off once again.
A remake/remaster seems inevitable. EA has already confirmed that it is working on "exciting remasters of the most beloved fan games", and that these efforts included "two new unannounced titles from third-party developers." Beyond that, Crytek has hinted at a return to the saga since August last year, showing an iconic area of the original Crysis in its trailer for CryEngine 5.6.
The video below highlights the achievements of the CryEngine over the past decade, ending with the phrase "Never stop achieve" , followed by gameplay of Crysis .
My advice: buy the DRM free version of Crysis on GOG while you still can because nowadays companies use the shady "remaster" trick to remove the original from sale and from then on you get to pay more money for the remaster along with potentially unwanted surprises like mandatory log-ins into their services, microtransactions where the original had none and stuff from the original game being removed and then having to pay even more to get it back.
I remember breaking a few gpu's trying to run crysis. My 8800s just couldn't run it. I ended up adding a 9600gt to run physx while my 8800sli ran the rest. It didn't really do much. But it made the game look better. Ended up killing the 9600gt and replaced it with 9800gt. And that is what i want the remaster to be like.
Not sure how usefull the dedicated physx card was for the vanilla game. But with mods it seemed to help.