Crysis 2 Remastered tease turns up on Twitter

Crysis 2
(Image credit: Crytek)

A year ago, Crytek let slip (and then confirmed) that it was working on a remastered version of Crysis, the nanosuit-powered FPS that was originally released in 2007. Now it looks like the sequel is in for the same treatment.

"They used to call me Prophet" is a line spoken by Major Laurence "Prophet" Barnes near the beginning of Crysis 2. Prophet was also a major character in the original Crysis as the commanding officer of Raptor Team, and despite his death in Crysis 2 (sorry for the spoiler, but it's been ten years) he also plays a major role in Crysis 3.

In case there was any doubt, Crytek followed up with another tweet featuring a screenshot from Crysis 2:

A Crysis 2 remaster isn't exactly unexpected. The first one went over reasonably well, and this would be an opportunity to address some of its shortcomings, like a lack of quicksaves. It'd also be a great way for shooter fans who missed it the first time around to get caught up: The Crysis games aren't quite essential shooters, but they are dumb, silly fun—the kind of lightweight FPS you can jump in and out of when you've got a little time to waste and want to spend it blowing things up. 

I've reached out to Crytek to ask what's going on, and will update if I receive a reply.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.