When NVIDIA first unveiled its RTX ray tracing feature, most people looked to the future, and envisioned what the technology could mean for improving upcoming titles. But while we were dreaming about what upcoming games could do with it, NVIDIA showed us that old games could be vastly improved with the tech, as well, and it put its money where its mouth was by releasing Quake II RTX this past summer.
Not long afterwards, we penned a post asking you what old games you’d like to see infused with ray tracing, and fortunately, there may actually be a chance that your choice gets tackled in the future, since NVIDIA seems really committed to the job.
The folks over at DSOGaming noticed an NVIDIA job listing that talks of “cherry-picking” classic titles and bringing them forward to the ray tracing generation. Whoever gets the job will become part of NVIDIA’s Lightspeed Studios, which is currently working on infusing ray tracing into a new (old) title, but the company isn’t quite ready to spill the beans on which one it is.
The truth is, there are so many older titles that could be revitalized with ray tracing. NVIDIA has in the past helped port games like Half-Life 2 and Portal to Android, so the company could very well leverage those titles again, and we’d imagine few would be unhappy about it. DSOGaming drops Doom 3 and Unreal as other good candidates, and it’s hard to disagree with those. A game series like Doom could be ridiculously good with realistic lighting. Duke Nukem 3D RTX would do a lot to get this editor excited, as well.
What game do you think it could be that NVIDIA is working on, or which game do you want it to be?