Crysis Remastered

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This page is for the remaster of Crysis (2007). For the original release of the game, see Crysis.

Crysis Remastered
Crysis Remastered cover
Developers
Crytek
Saber Interactive[1]
Publishers
Crytek
Engines
CryEngine[2]
Release dates
Windows September 18, 2020
Reception
Metacritic 73
OpenCritic 72
IGDB 66
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Shooter
Vehicles Automobile, Hovercraft, Naval/watercraft, Tank, Truck
Art styles Realistic
Themes Sci-fi
Series Crysis
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Crysis Remastered on Wikipedia
Crysis
Crysis 2007
Crysis: Warhead 2008
Crysis 2 2011
Crysis 3 2013
Crysis Remastered 2020

Crysis Remastered is a singleplayer FPS developed by Crytek and Saber Interactive. It is a remaster of the original Crysis based on the console versions of the game from 2011, rather than the original PC release from 2007.[3] It is also the first release in the series that is not published by Electronic Arts, instead being self-published by Crytek.

The game uses Crytek's CryEngine, a standard for the series, with new features such as hardware ray tracing, higher resolution textures, improved particle effects and global illumination.[4] A future-proof "Can It Run Crysis" graphics preset is also present, making reference to a phrase that became popular around the original 2007 release because of its highly demanding nature on PC hardware at the time.[5]

Crysis Remastered released on September 18, 2020 for Windows exclusively on the Epic Games Store. It was originally set to release on July 23, 2020, but was delayed to allow for further improvement due to negative online feedback following the leak of a gameplay trailer.[6]

As the remaster is based on the console port of Crysis, it lacks some features of the original PC release, such as the level "Ascension" and the entirety of the game's multiplayer.[3][7] A number of control options including leaning and suit shortcuts were missing in the release version[8][9] and were restored in a post-launch update.[10]

General information

Official Discord server

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
Epic Games Launcher
Windows
Uses Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Skip company logos[11]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Game\
  2. Rename, move or delete IntroMovies.pak.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\CrysisRemastered\Profiles\<user-id>

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\CrysisRemastered\SaveGames

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher

Video[edit]

Graphics settings
Graphics settings
Advanced graphics settings
Advanced graphics settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Hor+ gameplay and in-engine cutscenes.[12]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Default is 60° vertical. See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
SMAA 1X, TAA, SMAA 1TX and SMAA 2TX
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Animation on plants is locked to 30 FPS.[13]
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

This game uses vertical FOV. See FOV Calculator for help.
Edit configuration files[14]
  1. Create autoexec.cfg file in the installation folder and open it with a text editor.
  2. Add lines con_restricted=0 (if not existing) and cl_fov= followed by a desired FOV value.

Depth of field[edit]

Disable depth of field[15]
  1. Create autoexec.cfg file in the installation folder and open it with a text editor.
  2. Add lines con_restricted=0 (if not existing) and r_depthoffield=0.

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Sound settings
Sound settings
General game settings
General game settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound Effect, Music, and Dialog.
Surround sound
Up to 7.1 output.[16]
Subtitles
"On" or "Cutscenes only".
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Czech
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Polish
Russian
Spanish
Turkish

Issues fixed[edit]

Low performance with CPU and GPU usage below 100%[edit]

Due to a conflict with Windows 10 v2004, CryEngine games may sometimes run at a low frame rate or cap the frame rate below the monitor refresh rate despite not using all available system resources.[17][18][19]
Change Vsync in the graphics card control panel[17][20]
  1. Add "Crysis Remastered" to the graphics card control panel if the profile does not exist already.
  2. Change the profile's Vsync setting
    • For Nvidia, change the Vsync setting to Fast and apply.
    • For AMD, enable Radeon Enhanced Sync and apply.

Raytracing affecting performance when disabled[edit]

Raytracing may be still running in the game despite being disabled in the graphics settings.
Workaround by changing settings[21]
  1. Open the advanced graphics settings.
  2. Set "Shaders Quality" to High and "Raytracing Quality" to Performance and apply.
  3. Set "Raytracing Quality" to Off and apply.
  4. Set "Shaders Quality" to Medium or Low and apply.

Poor ray tracing performance on RTX GPUs[edit]

Enable hardware ray tracing[21]
  1. Create autoexec.cfg file in the installation folder and open it with a text editor.
  2. Add lines con_restricted=0 (if not existing) and ti_UseApiBackedRaytracing=1.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11 Ray tracing is rendered via Vulkan.[22]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
Features CRYENGINE's native hardware- and API-agnostic ray tracing solution.

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD
Interface Autodesk Scaleform
Cutscenes Criware

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-3450
AMD Ryzen 3
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050 TI
AMD Radeon 470
4 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.

References

  1. Crytek - Crytek announced Crysis Remastered - last accessed on 2020-04-16
  2. Verified by User:Aemony on 2020-09-25
    Which version of the CryEngine that the game makes use of is currently unnannounced/unknown.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Digital Foundry - Crysis Remastered on Switch: yes, a handheld really can run Crysis - last accessed on 2020-09-16
  4. YouTube - Crysis Remastered - Official 8K Tech Trailer - last accessed on 2020-09-16
  5. PC Gamer - Crysis Remastered's highest graphics setting is called 'Can it run Crysis?' - last accessed on 2020-09-16
  6. The Verge - Fans are upset with Crysis Remastered’s graphics, so Crytek is delaying the game - last accessed on 2020-09-16
  7. SegmentNext - Crysis Remaster Won’t Have Multiplayer - last accessed on 2020-09-18
  8. /r/Crysis Subreddit - Controls are lacking - last accessed on 2020-09-18
  9. /r/Crysis Subreddit - Compiled a few of my problems with the remaster - last accessed on 2020-09-18
  10. /r/Crysis Subreddit - Crysis Remastered - PC Update 1.1.0 - last accessed on 2020-09-25
  11. Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2020-09-18
  12. Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2020-09-18
    Tested at a 21:9 resolution of 2560x1080.
  13. /r/Crysis Subreddit - Vegetation animation locked to 30 fps? - last accessed on 2020-09-20
  14. Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2020-09-18
  15. Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2020-09-18
  16. Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2020-09-19
    Tested using Razer Surround to emulate 7.1 output and using Special K to confirm
  17. 17.0 17.1 /r/Crysis Subreddit - Any real fix for the Crysis 2 50 fps problem? - last accessed on 2020-09-20
  18. GhostArrow - How to Fix 60 FPS Cap on Crysis 3 - last accessed on 2020-09-20
  19. Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2020-09-20
    A pinned comment in the official Crysis Discord server
    "it's because of the new windows 2004 update. it seems like it kinda broke all pre cryengine 5 games. it limits them to around 60fps. for nvidia gpu's, you need to go to your nvidia control panel, and manage 3d settings, and under program settings, find whichever crysis you're playing and set vsync to fast."
  20. Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2020-09-20
    Tested and worked when I encountered this issue
  21. 21.0 21.1 Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2020-09-25
    Fix posted and pinned by a Crysis Discord server moderator.
  22. Morteza Mostajab on Twitter - last accessed on 2020-09-18
    ""wow so the main renderer is DX11 and VK is used for the RT stuff?"
    exactly
    "