Crysis Remastered’s upcoming trailer premiere and release date have been delayed “by a few weeks” after fans reacted overwhelmingly poorly to a leaked video of the trailer that ended up on YouTube yesterday thanks to a mistake by the Microsoft Store.
In a letter posted to Twitter, Crytek explained that the trailer and release date for their highly anticipated upcoming first-person shooter have been delayed by a few weeks so that they can polish the game and ensure it meets the “console-breaking standard” fans expect from the franchise.
Fans reactions to the leak — which included gameplay footage, video cuts, and cinematics — were less than positive. A number of fans jokingly commented “So where’s the remastered version?”, while others said that it looked like the original game but on low settings, and it just kept going on in the spirit of massive disappointment.
See Crytek’s full statement below:
Dear Crysis Fans, as you know, Crysis Remastered will be coming into the world this year – and at the same time the Crysis IP will debut on the Nintendo Switch!
Your passion for the Crysis franchise deserves an undeniably high-quality game, and we are committed to delivering just that. To ensure that we meet that committment, we will need to delay the launch date (all platforms) and trailer premiere by a few weeks. Because they already started, pre-orders for Switch will stay open, but pre-orders for all other platforms will be delayed as well.
The features you’re looking forward to are already set, but we want to take the time on polishing the game. You might be aware of the leak yesterday, and we want you to know: we’ve seen all the reactions – the good and the bad – and we’re listening! We’re still working on a number of things in game, as well as the storefront. Please keep the love coming, and rest assure, you’ll have the game you love shortly!
This extra time until release will allow us to get Crysis Remastered up to the PC- and console-breaking standard you’ve come to expect from Crysis games. We hop you understand what we’re up to – and that you stay with us while we take the time to make a few more improvements. Stay tuned, and we’ll have that game, in your hands as soon as we possibly can. We’ll keep you updated on our progress, so please hang in there, and check back here for updates!
In April 2020 Crytek announced Crysis Remastered for Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, and Xbox One. When the original Crysis launched it was a PC exclusive that was infamous for its extremely detailed environments, sandbox combat, and strict hardware requirements that pushed gaming rigs to their absolute limits.