In April 2020, Crytek announced an official Remaster of the first Crysis game. And today, the RemasterStudio Team has announced a new graphics overhaul mod for the original Crysis. Furthermore, the team has also released a trailer for this mod that you can find below.
Crysis Enhanced Edition features high quality textures (and in some cases 8K textures), better water effects and richer particles. The team has also added indirect sky lighting and fog effects in order to improve the game’s visuals. Not only that, but it has reworked the lighting for all interior areas.
As we can see in the following comparison trailer, this graphics overhaul mod brings huge improvements. The new textures look great, and the new lighting system is stunning. Seriously, this appears to be the best way to replay the original Crysis.
The downside here is that the mod is put behind a Patreon wall. Unfortunately, there isn’t any public release yet, and we don’t know when the team will release it to everyone. So yeah, that sucks.
Lastly, it will be interesting to see whether Crysis Remastered will look better than this mod. Crytek and Saber have not provided any additional details about this official remaster yet. For all we know, Crysis Remastered could be a mere remaster similar to Mafia 2 Definitive Edition. On the other hand, it could be a remaster/remake like Modern Warfare 2 Remastered or Saints Row The Third Remastered.
We’ll be sure to let you know about the public release of this mod. Until then, enjoy the following trailer!