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Crysis Remastered delayed after fans react poorly to leaked trailer

The new game is headed to Nintendo Switch, PS4, Windows PC, and Xbox One

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Charlie Hall is Polygon’s tabletop editor. In 10-plus years as a journalist & photographer, he has covered simulation, strategy, and spacefaring games, as well as public policy.

Crytek had been planning to reveal a remastered version of the original Crysis today, but the video leaked a little bit early on YouTube. Fans reacted poorly, and now the reveal — and the game release itself — is being delayed.

The announcement was made Tuesday morning on Twitter.

“Your passion for the Crysis franchise deserves an undeniably high-quality game,” Crytek said in a statement on social media, “and we are committed to delivering just that. To ensure that we meet that commitment, we will need to delay the launch date (all platforms) and trailer premier by a few weeks.”

Crysis came out in 2007 for Windows PC, immediately raising the bar for visual fidelity in video games. The question for any PC build, new console, or really any electronic device with a screen became “Sure, but can it run Crysis?”

Crytek later created two sequels, the last of which came out in in 2013. This remastered version of the first game is headed to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One. No new release date has been offered.

“This extra time until release will allow us to get Crysis Remastersup to the PC- and console-breaking standard you’ve come to expect from Crysis games,” the company added. “We hope you understand what we’re up to — and that you stay with us while we take the time to make a few more improvements.”

Polygon has reached out to Crytek for additional comment.

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