This year’s E3 seems to be one of the best in recent memory, at least in terms of hardware being announced. AMD in particular had a really good show, with Sony and Microsoft committing to the company’s CPUs and GPUs in the next-gen consoles, and of course, Zen 2 processors and the Navi-based Radeon are due out on July 7. We had suspected ahead of E3 that NVIDIA would unveil its “SUPER” products there, but so far, there’s been no official move.
What we do know is coming from NVIDIA is support of ray tracing in a handful of new titles. Last week, we were told that the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare would be using it, as well as the Turing feature for adaptive shading. Given how respected the Modern Warfare series is, that title is undoubtedly one of the biggest shown off at the E3, but CD Projekt RED’s Cyberpunk 2077 has really seemed to top the charts. And for GeForce RTX owners, it’s also going to bring ray tracing. Check out these shots:
As if this game wasn’t hyped up enough already, these new shots look downright awesome. Cyberpunk 2077 is a game with a ton of character, and immersive environments. Realistic lighting should only help improve all of that. We just hope what we see in these screenshots is going to be typical of the entire experience. Based on reactions around the web so far, it seems like a lot of people are looking forward to RTX Keanu in this one.
One just-announced title that will include ray tracing is Watch Dogs: Legion, a brand-new open-world hacking adventure with DedSec which puts players on a mission to combat an authoritarian regime that’s plagued a fictionalized near-future London. This game looks like great fun based on what’s seen so far, with much of the fanbase seemingly thrilled by it so far, based on comments around the web.
Control is yet another to use ray tracing. This one is developed be Remedy Entertainment, which you might know as the studio behind hits Max Payne, and Alan Wake. It features a shape-shifting world that constantly defies reality. You can expect a ridiculous amount of destruction.
Luckily for us, Remedy released an RTX-specific trailer which shows us before and after differences. Floors suddenly reflect light much better, and glass mirrors the environment realistically.
The RTX ecosystem started off slow, but things seem to be picking up at a good pace, with a bunch of AAA titles being added to the list. Cyberpunk 2077‘s addition is huge, although not entirely surprising given the company’s partnership with CDPR with The Witcher III: Wild Hunt, which used its HBAO and HairWorks features.
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