Ah, 2007 was such a simpler time. R.E.M. was still together, Superman had long sleeves, and Crysis had just started its reign as the ultimate PC gaming benchmark. If your computer could handle Crysis at maxed-out settings, then you weren’t one of the sorry suckers who tried and failed and wound up weeping in the corner over your melted processor.
And by Crysis’ release, both the Xbox 360 and PS3 had been out for over a year, but neither had the game on its respective release slate. The likely culprit was that it was just too demanding in the current gaming landscape: third-party developers didn’t know how to optimize for these new consoles.
Cut to today, and the console Crysis remake announced earlier this month is now dated for October 4th of this year for Xbox 360 and PS3 as a $20 downloadable title. It will run on the much more friendly (to a fault) CryEngine 3, the same engine that ran Crysis 2 from earlier this year.