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Microsoft Store Listing Outs Crysis Remastered Release Date Ahead of Schedule

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Ahead of a gameplay reveal later this week, a Microsoft Store listing has outed the launch date for Crysis Remastered, and players don't need to wait long to get a hold of it. According to its store listing, Crysis Remastered will launch on Xbox (and presumably PS4 and PC) on July 23.

At time of writing, the store page is still active, but in case it disappears, a few other sources have confirmed the details. Usually when a new game hits the Microsoft Store, its achievement list appears online too. We can see from the TrueAchievements listing that the game does have a July 23 launch date - and 40 achievements, if you're wondering. It appears to be an identical list from the game's 2011 console port.

The description for the once PC-demolishing title has this to say of the remastered project:

The classic first-person shooter from Crytek is back with the action-packed gameplay, sandbox world, and thrilling epic battles you loved the first time around – now with remastered graphics optimized for a new generation of hardware. 

What begins as a simple rescue mission becomes the battleground of a new war as alien invaders swarm over a North Korean island chain. Armed with a powerful Nanosuit, players can become invisible to stalk enemy patrols, or boost strength to lay waste to vehicles. 

The Nanosuit’s speed, strength, armor, and cloaking allow creative solutions for every kind of fight, while a huge arsenal of modular weaponry provides unprecedented control over play style. In the ever-changing environment, adapt tactics and gear to dominate your enemies, in an enormous sandbox world. 

Unfortunately the store listing doesn't mention the specifics of the remaster, such as whether it offers 4K and 60 fps, but for a game that was once touted as top of the line, it would be strange for it to return as something less than the best current hardware can offer. With a gameplay reveal trailer scheduled for tomorrow, July 1, at 9 am Pacific, we should know more very soon. 

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