Crysis Remastered is coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC on September 18, and Crysis will, once again, push limits. If you’re playing on PS4 Pro or Xbox One X, you’ll be able to play the game with ray tracing enabled, making this the first game to feature ray tracing–a rendering technique that is generally used for superior lighting and reflections–on current-gen hardware.
You can check it out in the video below. It shows off how ray tracing is used in the remaster on consoles to produce higher quality reflections. The footage doesn’t show much actual gameplay, but you get to see ray tracing in effect during a brief firefight.
It’s not quite on par with some of the results we’re seeing on PC (check out this Cyberpunk 2077 footage with ray tracing, for instance). But this is the first time this rendering technique has been used at all on the hardware. Crysis Remastered will presumably feature ray tracing on PC, too; here’s what the new version of the game looks like on PC with the settings maxed out.
The game has already launched on Nintendo Switch; ray tracing is not available on Nintendo’s portable machine, though.
Ray tracing is a much-touted feature of the PS5 and Xbox Series X, too, and many games will make use of it on next-gen systems. Xbox Series X and PS5 versions of Crysis Remastered have not been announced, though.
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