Once Crytek revealed that they would launch a remaster for the original Crysis this year, fans were eager to see how much the classic graphics of the game will improve — but a leaked trailer has left so many fans frustrated by the visual improvements that Crytek has now delayed the release of the game on PC , PS4, and Xbox One for several weeks.

Crytek revealed on July 10 that the Nintendo Switch version would "likely" launch on July 23rd, indicating other models will start as early as August.

A video showing some gameplay and the release date of July 23 was initially leaked on YouTube, and the visuals left a bad taste in the mouths of some fan. Several commented how the graphics of the game remained largely unchanged from the original in 2007; one fan also said the remaster "looks like original Crysis but with the lowest settings."

Crysis, a first-person sci-fi shooter series initially released on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360, was praised for its visual design and remained a benchmark for people looking to test the quality of their gaming PC builds. (His graphical fidelity prompted a trend that's still going on 10 years later.) So, when Crytek decided to remaster the game with "high-quality textures and updated art assets," and inexplicably passed the "can-it-run-crysis" check on a Nintendo switch, we certainly put our ears to the check.

Crytek acknowledged the leaks and the fans disappointed by agreeing to work a little more on the title. "This extra time before release will allow us to bring Crysis Remastered to the PC and console-breaking level that you've come to expect from Crysis games," Crytek said in a statement on July 1.

This is not unusual in the gaming industry to postpone games once or even several times, but it is rare to postpone a game due to fan outrage. The delay of Crysis Remaster mirrors a similar move made last year by the film industry when Paramount pushed back the release date for Sonic The Hedgehog's film adaptation after it faced criticism on the titular blue hedgehog concept.