Crytek released Crysis Remastered on July 23, 2020. Steam users couldn’t have cared less about it, as the PC version launched exclusively for the Epic Games Store following what was presumably a lucrative deal pitched by Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney.
It appears that problem will soon be rectified, as Crysis Remastered has finally been listed on Steam. The release date is unknown, but Crytek has promised that the game will be available on the platform “soon.”
According to a complementary news post, owners of the original Crysis will receive a 30 percent discount on their purchase—but those who don’t own the original can still treat themselves to a discount, as Crysis Remastered will be 20 percent off for the first week of launch.
“Our aim was to upgrade the visual fidelity for a wide range of PCs and to use all the technical capabilities of current-gen consoles while offering the same great gameplay that Crysis is known for,” said Crysis Remastered project lead Steffen Halbig in Crytek’s original release announcement.
“Naturally, we are thrilled to invite a new generation of players to suit up and experience Crysis, upgraded and remastered to take advantage of today’s hardware and advances in CRYENGINE.”
The delay between the Steam and Epic Games Store releases of Crysis Remastered does have some upsides for those who have been waiting to play the game on the arguably superior storefront. Crysis Remastered launched with quite a number of bugs, most of which appear to have been fixed thanks to numerous patches that have gone out over the past year.
Crysis Remastered is also available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. It will be re-released as part of a bundle called the Crysis Remastered Trilogy this fall.
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