Crysis Remastered brings the ‘Can it run Crysis?’ meme to new generation

Crytek right this moment formally revealed it’s releasing a remastering of its well-known sport, Crysis. It’s popping out not just for all current-generation consoles, but in addition for PC. I’m hoping meaning we see all of the wee little players on the market asking themselves the query us parents have been asking ourselves for years: “However can it run Crysis?”

The official Crysis Twitter, which has been dormant for years, made a comeback to disclose the sport simply as screenshots of the featured picture, which was reportedly put up early after which swiftly taken down from developer Crytek’s web site, started making the rounds. In keeping with Crytek’s press launch, the remastered sport may have “remastered graphics and optimizations for a brand new technology of {hardware}.”

In case you’ve been dwelling beneath a rock, Crysis was a 2007 first-person shooter, on the time a PC unique, that was notorious for its steep {hardware} necessities. To provide you some thought of how a lot of a hog the sport was, Digital Foundry reported in 2018: “mix the newest and biggest Intel Core i7 8700Ok overclocked to five.0GHz with an Nvidia Titan Xp and there’ll nonetheless be areas of the sport that drop beneath 60fps – even at 1080p.” Whether or not that’s as a result of the sport continues to be a giant ol’ hog, or as a result of it’s not optimized to run on trendy {hardware}, I depart for my extra technically-minded colleagues to say.

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Over time, it turned nearly de rigueur for anybody to say, upon seeing a strong PC or PC element, to say, “However can it run Crysis?” As PC Gamer noted on Crysis‘s 10th anniversary, this exact phrase has fallen out of fashion, with younger gamers not really understanding the meaning behind it. With the remastering of the game for the latest hardware, I’m anticipating (learn: hoping) to see a resurgence within the meme, as a result of it’s certainly one of gaming’s finest.

I’m sufficiently old to recollect the entire “But can it run Crysis?” meme earlier than it even may have been referred to as a meme — although granted, I used to be a console gamer on the time, so it was extra on the periphery of my understanding than the forefront. The humorous factor was I don’t assume I may have discovered one single one that may inform me what Crysis was about. They might all inform me the way it appeared, however I’ll be damned if, 13 years later, I can let you know a single factor about this sport’s story. It’s nearly like a parody of the so-called PC Grasp Race’s preoccupation with a sport’s visible je ne sais quoi over the way it performs — a preoccupation that’s died down considerably over time, however nonetheless exists.

Nonetheless, in the event that they’re beefing up Crysis with the newest graphical upgrades, I’m unsure if even my newly-built PC will be capable of deal with it. We’ll have to seek out out.

Crysis Remastered is because of come out on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Swap “soon.”

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