Crysis famously became one of the benchmark tools if your PC can really be called a gaming PC in the strictest sense. Up to this day, its notorious for the all-too famous "but can it run Crysis?" phrase. Back then, building a gaming PC that's capable of running it at full settings was only reserved for top-tier enthusiasts. Expectedly, the remastered version seems to be also highly resource-intensive and really slow down your PC. However, it's ironic that it can be run in Nintendo's Switch gaming console. What tweaks and changes did Crytek implemented for this to be possible? Read on for more details.
Did you just build your own gaming PC? You're surely proud of it and who wouldn't be? However, as a sort of rite of passage, chances are, one of your friends will ask you if your system can run Crysis. Be it a joke or not, the original version of the game still gives a heavy burden to some modern computers. This writer has the original version installed and pushing it to render in 4K with 60fps can still be taxing.
For the latest iteration, Crysis Remastered can be run in 8K. With the release of Nvidia's RTX lineup, running the game in its full glory can be possible. However, bear in mind that you would need to have a deep pocket for this to happen.
Here's the official tech trailer preview.
Crysis Remastered specs requirement
Ready your PCs. Here are Crysis Remastered's hardware requirements on Windows.
- CPU: Intel Core i5-6700K or AMD FX-8350 or better
- RAM: 8 GB
- OS: Windows 7 SP1
- Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 2GB / AMD Radeon R9 280 or better
- Dedicated Video RAM: 2048 MB
- CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K or AMD Ryzen 7 2700 or better
- RAM: 12GB
- OS: Windows 10
- Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB / AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB or better
- Dedicated Video RAM: 3072 MB
Take note that these are only the recommended system requirements. If you want to run Crysis' remastered version using maximum settings, you'd need at least a Nvidia RTX 20XX card. The game features Ray Tracing and DLSS that GDDR6 cards support. Once RTX 30XX cards become available, there's a better chance of maxing out Crysis Remastered's visuals.
Windows, Xbox One, PS4, and Switch versions
Yes, you read it right. Crysis Remastered has been launched for the Nintendo Switch last July 23rd. However, given the consoles relatively weak hardware compared to its counterparts, the game only runs in 720p resolution at 30 frames per second. Dynamic lighting, a decent depth of field, and explosions were used to make the game more appealing on Switch.
Given the other three platforms' hardware, Crysis Remastered is expected to look better on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. You have to wait a bit though if you're playing on either of the three. The remastered PC, Xbox One, and PS4 versions are planned to hit the shelves on September 18th for $30.