Crytek delays ‘Crysis Remastered’ after fan backlash from leaks

“We’ve seen all your reactions – the good and the bad – and we’re listening”

Crysis Remastered has been delayed indefinitely after leaked footage of the game garnered negative feedback from fans.

The leaked trailer and Xbox Store page originally stated that the game would be released on July 23. However, developer Crytek has since confirmed that the game will launch at a later unspecified date to bring it “up to the PC and console-breaking standard you’ve come to expect”, it said with a statement on Twitter.

“Your passion for the Crysis franchise deserves an undeniably high-quality game, and we are committed to delivering just that,” the developer noted. “To ensure that commitment, we will need to delay the launch date (all platforms) and trailer premiere by a few weeks.”

The leaked gameplay trailer for Crysis Remastered, which was supposed to be officially released later today (July 2), was criticised by fans for seemingly lacklustre graphics as compared to the the original’s.

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“You might be aware of the leak yesterday, and we want you to know: we’ve seen all your reactions – the good and the bad – and we’re listening,” Crytek responded. “We hope you understand what we’re up to – and that you stay with us while we take time to make a few more improvements.”

You can read the full statement below:

Crysis was originally released in 2007 for PC and at the time was known for pushing graphical hardware to its limits. The remaster aims to bring the visuals to modern standards. When released, Crysis Remastered will be avaialble on the PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

In other game delay news, Path Of Exile 2’s beta has been pushed back to 2021. Developer Grinding Gear Games informed fans that the beta “is definitely not happening this year, due to significant schedule delays due to the pandemic”.

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