A new tease from Crytek has fans excited for an upcoming Crysis remaster.
The Crysis Twitter account, last active in 2016, yesterday emerged from hibernation to announce it was “receiving data”.
— Crysis (@Crysis) April 13, 2020
This could mean all manner of things, but signs point specifically to a fresh version of the original Crysis, first released back in 2007.
Last month, a new trailer was released to showcase a decade of CryEngine – the game engine built by Crytek on which Crysis runs. After running through its greatest hits, the trailer concluded with footage of a familiar jungle, its foliage and lighting looking lush – and bang up to date.
Skip to the 2:20 mark below to see for yourself:
A screenshot of this jungle setting – with a nanosuit-clad hand visible – can also be seen in the Crysis Twitter account’s header:
It’s been a long time since the Crysis – and in the meantime, it’s been a bumpy few years for Crytek. The Frankfurt-based company has struggled with financial problems and layoffs. In 2018, controversial boss Cevat Yerli stood down.
Now, with a new set of consoles ready to show off its shiny CryEngine, a return for the graphical showcase that is Crysis seems well timed.