After the initial release of Crysis Remastered, Crytek announced the entire Crysis Trilogy Remastered for console and PC. The revamped versions of the game adds ray tracing, among other graphical enhancements. With that in mind, the age old question springs to mind. Can your PC run it? The answer: probably not!
Crysis Trilogy Remastered
The legendary shooter franchise got it’s first remaster in September of 2020. Now, Crytek announces all three main Crysis games as part of a trilogy package. It’ll release on PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, with backwards compatibility for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X / S.
Crysis Remastered featured a bunch of hardware-melting upgrades, like 8K textures, HDR, temporary anti-aliasing, improved art assets, software-based ray tracing and hardware-based ray tracing (Nvidia GPU only). Even the console versions had ray tracing (on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X).
Can your PC run it?
Crytek obviously has to make everything run smoothly for last- and current-gen consoles, but how about the PC version of the Crysis Trilogy Remastered? Or, to put it in 2007’s terms, can it run Crysis (remastered)?
As it turns out, probably not, depending on what you’re expecting of the game. While there are no system requirements available for the trilogy yet, the ones for the first Crysis Remastered probably give a good indication of the mid to high-end PC specs required to even boot the game. Here’s the
- OS: Windows 10 64-Bit latest update
- Processor: Intel Core i5-7600k or higher / AMD Ryzen 5 or higher
- RAM: 12GB
- Storage: 20GB
- Direct X: DX11
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 TI / AMD Radeon Vega 56
- Other: 6-8GB VRAM
But it’s literally impossible to run the original remastered version in all it’s glory, the developer said. In an interview with PC Gamer, Project Lead of Crysis Remastered Steffen Halbig proclaimed: “In 4k, there is no card out there which can run it in ‘Can it Run Crysis mode’ at 30 FPS”.
And yes, there’s a graphics mode called ‘Can it Run Crysis’, which brings the meme full circle. Crysis Trilogy Remastered releases sometime this fall for PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, with backwards compatibility on current-gen consoles.