Games have been all about the remaster/remake craze over the past five years or so. Developers have come out, given their games a proper touchup, and re-released them to let fans properly re-experience some widely considered masterpieces. In a lot of these cases, they work really well and breathe new life into various experiences. In some cases, well, they don’t work out so well. We can all agree though that it isn’t a terrible trend, as games that have aged like cheese could use a few facelifts here and there. Crysis Remastered Trilogy is one of the latest in a long line of remasters, and today has launched its first comparison trailer between Xbox consoles! You can find that new trailer below.
The below trailer does include footage from the original Crysis Remastered, which has been out for some time now. Still, it gives us a solid glimpse into the comparison of the rest of the Crysis Remastered Trilogy on both Xbox 360 and Xbox Series X|S. One notable area of improvement for both the second and third installments is lighting. Certain areas are much more defined, so geometry is much clearer to the player. And yet, the games remain quite dark and atmospheric. Animation framerates have also been improved, so some weapon handling jank appears to have been tackled.
Joining the Crysis Remastered Trilogy on Xbox is, of course, all the bells and whistles known of modern remasters. With up to 4K resolution at 60FPS, improved texture quality, and raytracing, the Crysis franchise looks better than it ever has before. Still, some would consider this remastering to be a bit unnecessary. The Crysis games hold up phenomenally well in the modern-day, so this tuneup, while nice, maybe isn’t the most necessary. I’m a huge fan of the games myself, and while I genuinely believe this is a worthwhile venture, I can understand people’s concerns. Once we have a proper comparison with PC, I’m hopeful things will look even better. We’ll have to wait and see though.
What are your thoughts on this Crysis Remastered Trilogy Xbox comparison? Do you think it’s enough? Let me know in the comments below!