Someone managed to port Windows 11 into a OnePlus phone. This port is part of an ongoing project to port Windows into mobile phones, so the developers tested the port into OnePlus 6 AND play games along the way.
One of the games chosen was Crysis. In case you haven’t heard, in 2007, Crysis was released to critical acclaim, and in turn also generated a meme due to the highly demanding requirements of the game at the time, “Can it run Crysis?” this term came to be because the game is usually used to benchmark the performance of a computer.
So to answer that, can the OnePlus 6T run Crysis? The answer is yes! Yes it can. To recall, the OnePlus 6T is a flagship phone released in 2018. It uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset as well as up to 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. This project was seen on YouTube to a channel called “edi194”. Since the game is demanding for PCs to play, what more on phones? Needless to say, the fact that the phone can run the game, even if there are occasional frame drops, and according to the user, graphical glitches, is already an accomplishment . Because of this project, there will be a time where PCs and phones can integrate and run Windows programs and Android apps respectively. For starters, Microsoft announced that multiple Android apps can now run on Windows 11 without the use of emulators.
Another game that the OnePlus 6T managed to run is Hitman 4, another demanding game, but released a year earlier than Crysis. This testing was done by the same person who ran Crysis on the OnePlus 6T. The porting was made possible thanks to Windows 11’s support to ARM processors, which is the architecture many smartphone SoCs use. Because a 2018 flagship can run an older 2007 PC title, in the future, smartphones would be more than capable to emulate older PC titles released on the same era. It’s still a dream for now, but the two tests above showed how powerful smartphones become over the years.