The meme that has lasted through PC gaming circles – “But Can it Run Crysis?” – is now a reality for Xbox One owners, as Electronic Arts’ first-person shooter series is now a part of the Xbox One Backward Compatible library.
— Larry Hryb (@majornelson) October 16, 2018
Electronic Arts’ Crysis, having been released almost 11 years ago, was notorious for its steep performance needs for its time, pushing even the most powerful gaming PCs to their limit. According to the Wikipedia article for the series:
The series revolves around a group of military protagonists with “nanosuits”, technologically advanced suits of armor that allow them to gain enhanced physical strength, speed, defense, and cloaking abilities. The protagonists face off against hostile North Korean soldiers, heavily armed mercenaries, and a race of technologically advanced aliens known as the Ceph, who arrived on Earth millions of years ago for unclear reasons, and have recently been awakened.
Crysis and its two sequels join the already insane backward compatible library of games which includes the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, The complete Call of Duty and Halo library for Xbox 360, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, GTA IV, and more.