There Will Be A Mode The Switch Can’t Handle
Crysis Remastered already has an interesting history and it hasn’t even been released yet. The original look we had was a leaked video and it was less than impressive, so much so that Crytek cancelled the original release to go back to the drawing board. The first look we had at the recommended specifications of the re-remaster, thanks to Rock, Paper, SHOTGUN, reignited the worries that the new Crysis will be a far cry from the original.
The minimum recommendations are a Core i5-3450 or Ryzen 3, with 8GB and either a GTX 1050 Ti or RX 470, which one might wonder if it could handle the original game. To make things even more worrisome, a recommendation of a mere 4GB of VRAM to run at 1080p and a 20GB install suggest that the textures are not going to be mind blowing.
The recommended specifications are, in a way, even worse. They include a mere Core i5-7600K or Ryzen 5, 12GB of system RAM and either a GTX 1660 Ti or Vega 56. The textures are again a concern, 8GB of VRAM for 4K and the same tiny 20GB install really don’t indicate this game will take advantage of current generation hardware.
Thankfully Crytek did hear the complaints from enthusiasts and there will be a “Can it Run Crysis?” graphic mode available exclusively to PC gamers. HEXUS posted the screenshot released by Crytek to give an idea of what this mode might look like but so far we haven’t heard what hardware you will want to be able to replicate it. The biggest change seems to be draw distance; those clouds and details on the distant mountains wouldn’t have been rendered in the original.
Let’s keep hoping this remaster does live up to the original.