NVIDIA RTX has quickly emerged as the industry-standard game development platform for adding real-time ray tracing to games. The Turing architecture’s new RT Cores enable real-time ray tracing of objects and environments with physically accurate shadows, reflections, refractions and global illumination.
“The NVIDIA RTX platform and GeForce RTX 20-series GPUs bring real-time ray tracing to games 10 years sooner than anyone could have ever imagined,” said Tony Tamasi, senior vice president of Content and Technology at NVIDIA. “Thanks to the AI and hardware light-ray acceleration built into GeForce RTX GPUs, games using these futuristic features are right around the corner.”
NVIDIA RTX comes with a strong set of tools that game developers are using to add ray-tracing and AI effects, including hardware and software that enable advanced programmable shaders, ray tracing and deep learning. The NVIDIA RTX platform benefits from support in Microsoft’s new DirectX Raytracing (DXR) API, games adopting it in development for Windows and Vulkan APIs, and hardware acceleration integrated into NVIDIA’s Turing architecture.
“GeForce RTX and NVIDIA’s Turing architecture provide an astonishingly powerful new foundation for game development by combining ray tracing acceleration, artificial intelligence hardware, and programmable shading in one GPU for the first time ever,” said Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games.
Games that will feature real-time ray tracing include the following, with more to come:
- Atomic Heart from Mundfish
Atomic Heart is an adventure first-person shooter, the events of which unfold in an alternate universe!
- Battlefield V from EA/DICE
Battlefield has never looked this good. Ray-tracing brings out whole new levels of details, reflections, and more.
- Control from Remedy Entertainment/505 Games
Dive into a dark and brutalist-inspired world where daily reality has been corrupted by an otherworldly force. You are the new Director, and you must regain Control.
- Metro Exodus from 4A Games
Explore the post-apocalyptic world of Russia with revolutionary real-time ray tracing powered by GeForce RTX.
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider from Square Enix/Eidos-Montréal/Crystal Dynamics/Nixxes
Enjoy unparalleled realism with real-time ray tracing in Shadow of the Tomb Raider powered by GeForce RTX.
Other games have been announced that will feature Ray Tracing:
- Assetto Corsa Competizione from Kunos Simulazioni/505 Games
- Enlisted from Gaijin Entertainment/Darkflow Software
- Justice from NetEase
- JX3 from Kingsoft
- MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries from Piranha Games
- ProjectDH from Nexon’s devCAT Studio
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