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Crysis ultimate comparison (360, PS3, Switch, PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One, Xbox One X, PC)

Which looks the best to you?

Crysis is available on pretty much every platform under the sun. Last gen, current gen, you name it! In the video above, see how the Switch version stacks up to all other platforms.

Digital Foundry - Modding/Overclocking Crysis Remastered on Switch

Can the Switch handle it?

Yes, Crysis Remastered is already a rather excellent Switch conversion - but what if we added 75% to CPU clocks and 20% of extra perf to the GPU? And what if we tweaked the game's config files for extra visual features and improved fidelity? Rich takes a look...

Crysis Remastered updated to Version 1.3.0

Gyro fixes now available

Crysis Remastered has been updated to Version 1.3.0. Check out the full patch notes below.

- Players can now adjust gyro aim sensitivity
- Players can now invert gyro aim controls
- Fixed a bug that resulted in a crash if player’s username contained special characters

Crytek hoping to push Crysis Remastered on Switch even further with future patches

Not done tinkering yet

Crysis Remastered cleans up the visuals from the original release on Switch, but it doesn't go as far as the PS4/XB1 versions do. It's no slouch in the visuals department, but some features didn't make the cut. In an interview with NintendoEverything, project lead Steffen Halbig says that future updates could make even more visual improvements to the game.

Yes, I believe it’s fair to say we put everything in that the Switch allows for, and those improvements include features like vegetation bending, depth of field and motion blur, enhanced dynamic lighting, global illumination (SVOGI), gyro aiming, and upgraded textures. But we are known for pushing technology further, and we will try to add more with upcoming patches.

RUMOR: Your Switch username may prevent you from playing Crysis Remastered

What's in a name?

Earlier today, we mentioned that Crysis Remastered has some issues when it comes to inverse options for traditional joystick and gyro controls. Those problems are certainly annoying, but at least they don't cause the game to crash. There's another issue that resulting in just that.

While not officially confirmed yet, it seems your Switch username might end up causing trouble for the game. If you have a username that has a colon in it, Crysis Remastered will wig out when you try to start up a game. You'll go to the usual loading screen, and then software will crash after about 30 seconds. Removing the colon will result in the game loading up no trouble.

Crytek hasn't commented on this matter yet, but if you find yourself unable to load the game, perhaps this name issue is getting in the way.

Crysis Remastered doesn't allow players to differentiate between inverted stick and gyro controls

So close, but so far

It seems that most developers that add in gyro controls on Switch forget one key factor. They don't allow the player to choose between inverted for one and not the other. We saw it with Call of Juarez and Ion Fury recently, and now Crysis Remastered joins the pack.

For those wondering, when you invert the stick controls in Crysis Remastered, this means the gyro controls are inverted as well. You're not able to change each aspect individually, which means that some players will find the gyro controls completely unusable. Unfortunately, the game also doesn't have any gyro sensitivity options, so it's just on or off.

Crysis Vs. Crysis Remastered (PS3 Vs. Switch comparison)

Which do you like better?

How does the remastered version of Crysis on Switch stack up to the original? Let's take a look at the comparison video above to find out!

Crysis Remastered - more footage



The classic first person shooter from Crytek is back with the action-packed gameplay, sandbox world, and thrilling epic battles you loved the first time around.

Crysis Remastered now available for Switch

Revisit the classic FPS

Today Crytek announced the launch of Crysis Remastered on Nintendo Switch! The remaster of the acclaimed first-person shooter was developed and optimized in partnership with Saber Interactive. Crysis Remastered is available today for just 29.99 USD/EUR.

Players can revisit (or experience for the very first time) this classic FPS on an all-new platform. Discover the game's groundbreaking visuals, destructible world, and adaptive gameplay on the Switch with optimizations like vegetation bending, upgraded textures, depth of field and motion blur, enhanced dynamic lighting, global illumination (SVOGI), and gyro aiming.

“We are really excited to be bringing Crysis to players on a whole new platform. This will be Crysis’ first time on a Nintendo console, as well as its first time on a handheld, and we think Switch players are going to love it,” said Crytek CEO Avni Yerli. “Crysis has always been a special title for us, and this release is a celebration of the passion the Crysis community has continued to bring to the franchise since its release.”

“The original Crysis was known for hardware-melting graphics, so bringing Crysis to the Switch has been a fun and challenging project,” said Andrey Jones, COO of Saber Interactive. “Our team also brought The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to Nintendo Switch last year, and that experience in combination with the power of the CRYENGINE are what made the whole thing possible.”

Get Crysis Remastered on Switch now via the Nintendo eShop.

Crysis Remastered to include a day-one patch

Day one fun

Crysis Remastered is coming to Switch tomorrow, and it's bringing a day-one update with it. The game will prompt you to grab an update as soon as you fire it up, which will bring the game up to Version 1.2.0. We don't have patch notes for this update, but hopefully we'll get details in the near future.

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