Crysis Remastered gets its official Switch release date: cry with joy

Crysis Remastered release date Nintendo Switch July 23 Crytek Saber Interactive FPS

Crysis Remastered has had a bumpy road from announcement to launch. First, the game’s existence was leaked. Then gameplay leaked. Then Crytek and co-developer Saber Interactive delayed the game based on negative reaction to the visuals of the leaked gameplay. Now, the game has apparently been un-delayed for Nintendo Switch. July 23 was the original date pinned for the game in leaks, and sure enough, Crytek has formally announced that the game has a July 23 release date on Switch specifically.

Comparison videos have been posted online illustrating how the leaked Crysis Remastered gameplay actually showcases weaker graphics in some respects than the original Crytek game from 2007. This remaster was delayed in order to address the criticisms raised and give fans the experience they deserve. Whether that will hold true for the Nintendo Switch version at this point frankly isn’t clear.

However, Saber Interactive has had its hand in several terrific Switch ports. Most notably, it handled The Witcher 3, and it’s a wholesale miracle that such a port exists it all, let alone that it’s of awfully solid quality.

In any case, we’ll find out in just a couple weeks how remastered Crysis Remastered really is. How optimistic are you for this port’s chances?


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!