Crysis Remastered For PC Is An Epic Games Store Timed Exclusive

Crytek will release the “remastered” version of the 2007 first-person shooter Crysis across PC, PS4, and Xbox One on September 18th, 2020. However, there’s a catch, folks looking to play the “new and improved” version of the game on PC can only do so via the Epic Games Store. Continue reading “Crysis Remastered For PC Is An Epic Games Store Timed Exclusive”

Crysis Retro Review: The Most Technically Achieved FPS To Date

Crysis Retro Review

Title: Crysis
Genre: First-Person Shooter
Platforms: PC
Developer: Crytek
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Release Date: November 13th, 2007

It’s bizarre to me that a headline for a retro review of a 13-year-old game could contain a truth that has not been and will not be (for the foreseeable future) challenged nor rendered obsolete given the current state of gaming. And no, you didn’t read it wrong. Crysis, for better or for worse, is still the most technically achieved first-person shooter to date, and there isn’t a game in sight that seems intent on dethroning the king. It’s embarrassing how far the gaming industry has regressed since 2007, but that’s just how the dice fell. Continue reading “Crysis Retro Review: The Most Technically Achieved FPS To Date”

Crysis 3 Cheats Grant Super Speed, Infinite Health, And Invisibility

Crysis 3 is now “available” on Steam after being on the Origin client for the longest. This means folks looking to play said game on PC on another launcher can do so while cheating throughout the 2013 first-person shooter from Crytek and Electronic Arts, the latter of whom has made it onto the Traitors of America master list. Continue reading “Crysis 3 Cheats Grant Super Speed, Infinite Health, And Invisibility”

Crytek Announces Crysis Remastered For PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

For me, there is a special significance to the original Crysis. When I had my first gaming PC built there was but one requirement: Make it be able to run Crysis on max settings with ease. In the long run, that computer would devolve into a nightmare, but the time spent on the original Crysis was still worth it. Continue reading “Crytek Announces Crysis Remastered For PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch”

Crytek Attempts To Stave Off Trial Against CIG Until Squadron 42 Releases

Star Citizen

Crytek’s lawsuit against Cloud Imperium Games for supposedly breaching the contract and developing two games on a supposed single license has hit a weird turn. They feel like in order to prove their case they’ll need a working copy of Squadron 42, and in order to do that they need for at least an alpha build to be released at some point, so they’ve requested to dismiss their claim against Cloud Imperium Games and delay the trial until October, 2020 because that’s when they believe some version of Squadron 42 may be released. Continue reading “Crytek Attempts To Stave Off Trial Against CIG Until Squadron 42 Releases”

Warface “Hydra” Update Adds PvE Horde Mode

Crytek Warface - Hydra

Crytek’s Warface is still running. I know, that comes as a shock to me, too. The last we heard about the game is that it was receiving a Battle Royale mode for PC and Xbox One back in September. Well, as a Christmas present for PC gamers, Crytek announced that the “Hydra” update is available right now for free, and it adds a new player-vs-environment horde mode to the game. Continue reading “Warface “Hydra” Update Adds PvE Horde Mode”

Hunt: Showdown Officially Graduates From Steam Early Access On PC

Hunt Showdown

I have to be honest, I didn’t think Crytek would survive long enough to complete Hunt: Showdown and that this would be one of those poor games that get stuck in development limbo while the studio doors shutter. However, I was wrong. Crytek managed to put Hunt: Showdown into Steam Early Access back in February of 2018, after having a series of closed alpha tests in January of 2018. Just over a year later they managed to graduate from Early Access, with full console releases in tow. Continue reading “Hunt: Showdown Officially Graduates From Steam Early Access On PC”

Hunt: Showdown Release Date Set For August 27th On Xbox One, This Fall On PS4

Hunt Showdown Release Date

Crytek and Koch Media announced that they will be releasing Hunt: Showdown this year for both the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. The Xbox One and PC versions of the game will launch in full, graduating from Early Access on Steam and the Game Preview program on Xbox One to arrive both digitally and on store shelves starting August 27th, 2019, for $39.99. Continue reading “Hunt: Showdown Release Date Set For August 27th On Xbox One, This Fall On PS4”

Hunt: Showdown, PvPvE Shooter Enters Game Preview Program On Xbox One

Hunt Showdown Xbox

Crytek announced that their first-person PvPvE shooter, Hunt: Showdown, has entered into thee Game Preview program for the Xbox One, indicating that it has advanced to the next stage of development in its current cycle. Continue reading “Hunt: Showdown, PvPvE Shooter Enters Game Preview Program On Xbox One”

Crytek’s Real-Time Ray Tracing Solution For CryEngine Is Compatible With AMD, Nvidia

CryEngine Total Illumination

Real-time ray tracing is the pinnacle achievement of realistic lighting in software rendering. Ray tracing is about achieving realistic 1:1 reflective results for mirrored imagery redirected from lights, material surfaces, and objects. It’s long been a sought after goal by most software and hardware engineers to eventually make ray tracing a standard lighting solution in real-time software. Well, now it’s becoming a standard function in game engines and GPU solutions. Crytek’s new Neon Noir demo illustrates the Total Illumination software solution that not only works with Nvidia cards but is also capable of running in real-time on AMD hardware without requiring the proprietary RTX technology. Continue reading “Crytek’s Real-Time Ray Tracing Solution For CryEngine Is Compatible With AMD, Nvidia”

SNOW Graduates From Early Access On Steam With Mixed Reviews

SNOW Launch

While a bunch of game studios seem to be eyeing a release on the Epic Games Store, Crytek seems content to keep their games on Steam… for now. The company’s latest published title to graduate from Early Access is called SNOW from Swedish developer Poppermost Productions. The game is currently available as a free-to-play title with limited functionality, or you can pick up the Ultimate Edition for $19.99. During the first week of release the Ultimate Edition will be marked down by 35% off the normal purchasing price up until February 21st, so you can get it for just $12.99 instead of $19.99. Continue reading “SNOW Graduates From Early Access On Steam With Mixed Reviews”

Improbable And Crytek Announce Partnership To Make A New AAA Game

In recent news regarding the AAA scene comes that of Crytek partnering up with tech start-up Improbable to integrate parts of SpatialOS into CryEngine to make something “better.” This move is said to help Crytek create a new AAA game with Improbable, but details on the game itself is currently under wraps. Continue reading “Improbable And Crytek Announce Partnership To Make A New AAA Game”

Hunt: Showdown’s 3.0 Lawson Delta Update Features A Prison, Train Station, Post-Civil War Forts

Hunt Shodown - Prison

Crytek’s Hunt: Showdown continues to be updated with new content, new hunters, new weapons, and new additions to the maps. Crytek has been gathering feedback specifically for building out the new Lawson Delta map to not only add interesting places to visit, but also to keep the tension intact for PvP and PvE encounters. Continue reading “Hunt: Showdown’s 3.0 Lawson Delta Update Features A Prison, Train Station, Post-Civil War Forts”