Gaming Studio Crytek seemingly teases fans with a possible announcement of Crysis 2 Remastered. It all started when Crytek’s official Twitter account published a tweet on May 20, which says a famous line from Crysis 2.
“They used to call me Prophet” was the line that was tweeted, which also happens to be a phrase spoken by Major Laurence “Prophet” Barnes in a 2011 game. It was then followed by a tweet that showed a screenshot from Crysis 2, making it seem like an announcement for a remaster is just around the corner.
The first game in the series, Crysis, was remastered last year and released for PS4, Xbox One, and gaming PC via Epic Games Store on September 18, 2020. But with the possible release of Crysis 2 Remastered, it seems that Crytek has no intention of bringing the Crysis series to next-gen consoles yet, including PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.
Crysis 2 is an FPS game where the player assumes the role of Alcatraz, a Force Recon Marine. Similar to the first game, Crysis 2 enables players to customize their weapons and abilities. Alcatraz gains control of the Nanosuit 2.0 from Army Delta Force Officer Laurence Barnes, a.k.a Prophet, in this game. CryNet Systems has been hunting Prophet to retrieve this suit, pursuing Alcatraz, believing that he is Prophet.
The game takes place three years after the first game and is set in a post-apocalyptic New York City after an alien infestation. At the start of the game, the players are introduced to video footage that talks about the “Manhattan ” virus outbreak. This gruesome disease causes the complete cellular breakdown of humans and the alien invasion of a squid-like alien race known as the Ceph. Alcatraz must find a way to survive in this setting with her Nanosuit 2.0 and become the weapon humanity needs.