Crysis is looking nice on the Switch.
Remember when it was announced that Crysis, the game that used to be the benchmark for gaming PCs, was heading to the Nintendo Switch as a remastered edition? If you were like me and wondering how on Earth the game would look running on Nintendo’s handheld system, then you’re in luck because there’s a tech trailer showing it off.
The trailer shows off how the graphics in Crysis Remastered look while running on a Nintendo Switch. To be honest, it doesn’t look half bad. There certainly seems to be some particles that vanish abruptly, and some explosions just poof, but the general punch you want from the game still appears to be intact.
The video shows off vegetation bending, basically, you can shoot at plants and trees and they’ll react. The environment is also destructible, so you can buildings up, or just assault bookshelves. The game also has dynamic lighting and there’s voxel-based global illumination (SVOGI). There’s also light rays and sunbeams to really keep that atmosphere looking tropical.
The lighting has been enhanced in Crysis Remastered and there’s depth of field and motion blurring shown off in the trailer. For those who may be playing with the Joy-Con’s detached you can make use of the gyroscope to aim your weapons. All of what I’ve listed has also been captured on a Nintendo Switch running at 30fps in 720p.
Of course, the port has have been handled by Sabre Interactive who are well-known for porting over large games. The studio was responsible for porting over CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt as well as Dontnod Entertainment’s Vampyr. It’s also working on a Switch port for World War Z.
There was actually due to be teasing of gameplay earlier this month, but it was delayed indefinitely after leaked footage saw negative reactions from fans. Despite the delay for most of the consoles, the Nintendo Switch version is still slated to launch on July 23.
Crysis Remastered is slated to launch on PC, PS4, Xbox One, eventually, but for now, it’s only heading to the Nintendo Switch.