Crysis ranks as one of the most legendary names in PC gaming. Partially because it’s a series that almost always sets the bar for technical brilliance. But mostly because of all the “But Can It Run Crysis?” memes that were so popular a few years ago.
It looks like it might be time to dust off your meme folders. The official Crysis Twitter account just posted a cryptic message after years of radio silence: “RECEIVING DATA.”
That’s an obvious hint that something is brewing at Crytek, and the internet is officially losing its collective mind.
And rightfully so! Crysis is a landmark series that highlights just what can be done when you push dedicated gaming hardware to its limits.
If a new game is on the way, then we can expect it to do the same again:
There is a certain argument to be made against the necessity of pushing for the bleeding edge of technology. But if we’re honest with ourselves, it’s ridiculously fun to watch.
Hopefully, whatever this new game turns out to be, it stays true to the series’ reputation for pushing boundaries to unprecedented limits.
Of course, the way 2020 is going, we’re just as likely to end up with a mobile gaming monstrosity. Though given Crytek’s reputation, that seems highly unlikely.
The “But Can It Run Crysis?” memes are a core part of the series’ fame, and they’ve already started to pick back up again.
Which I suppose you might expect considering the strain it’s likely to put on current gaming PC hardware.
Considering that the last time the Crysis account tweeted was back in 2016, today’s post came as a shock. It’s no wonder that people are getting hyped up. One of the most beloving PC gaming franchises seems like it’s making a comeback.
But remember: You can’t rule anything out in 2020. Especially when EA is involved. All we need is for this to turn out to be some sort of elaborate prank, and our collective depression might finish the entire industry off.
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This article was edited by Josiah Wilmoth.