Crysis Remastered brings ray tracing to current-gen consoles

Crysis Remastered brings ray tracing to current-gen consoles

See CRYENGINE’s groundbreaking ray tracing technology in action, coming to Crysis Remastered

Crysis Remastered, powered by CRYENGINE, is bringing ray tracing to new platforms. On PC, players can experience software and hardware based ray tracing in Crysis Remastered, including, for the very first time, software based ray tracing for AMD GPUs. And in another first, current generation console gamers can enjoy software based ray tracing on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X when Crysis Remastered launches on Friday, September 18th. Ray tracing is an advanced rendering technique that simulates the way rays of light behave in real life, creating lifelike lighting, reflections, and shadows in scenes. This groundbreaking technology will also be made available to all CRYENGINE users in a future version of the engine. 

You can find out more about CRYENGINE’s ray tracing technology in our latest video below.

Crysis Remastered is an excellent showcase for our unique ray tracing technology thanks to its sandbox levels filled with water and oceans, which all reflect beautifully. You’ll also see the power of ray tracing on reflective surfaces in the game like glass, metal, weapons, and more. On PC, we push things further with higher reflection resolutions, and character and skinning reflections.

Traditional ray tracing techniques will push even high-end PCs to their limits, and previously ray tracing was a technique that was exclusive to offline renderers. However, because CRYENGINE’s ray tracing solution is API and hardware agnostic, highly modifiable, and can be made very efficient, it will run on today’s consoles and current generation GPUs. The technology also runs in real-time. Unlike RTX ray tracing, it’s not dependent on RTX cores, so thanks to the power of CRYENGINE, Crysis Remastered will be the first current-gen console game to feature ray tracing. On PC, our ray tracing solution will be enhanced by more powerful graphics cards, including Nvidia’s latest range of hardware.

The road to ray tracing began with our Neon Noir Tech demo, now available as a ray tracing benchmark for PC from the CRYENGINE Marketplace, which allows you to find out whether your rig can run ray tracing. The demo shows how ray tracing can deliver sharp reflections like mirrors and self-reflection on highly reflective surfaces, rendering cases that are complicated to achieve with SSR (Screen Space Reflections) or cube maps. In the future, we will also use ray tracing for soft shadows, ambient occlusion, and more.

Experience the power of ray tracing by playing Crysis Remastered when it launches on September 18th.

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Jens Schäfer Head of Communications, Crytek
Jens Schäfer Head of Communications, Crytek
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Crytek is an independent videogame developer, publisher, and technology provider dedicated to pushing the boundaries of gaming with its cutting-edge 3D game development solution CRYENGINE. With headquarters in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) and studios in Kiev (Ukraine), and Istanbul (Turkey), Crytek has created multiple award-winning titles, including the original Far Cry, the Crysis series, Ryse: Son of Rome, The Climb, Robinson: The Journey and Hunt: Showdown. Crytek delivers fun and innovative gaming experiences for PC, consoles, and VR and continues to grow its reach in the games-as-a-service market. Every Crytek game is created with CRYENGINE, which can be used by anyone to create games.

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