Quake 2 will get official ray-tracing assist from Nvidia
Nvidia has introduced a totally RTX enabled model of Quake II at present. Dubbed Quake II RTX, this remaster of the 1997 ID Software program traditional provides ray-tracing assist and dramatically overhauls the environment of the shooter. Coming as a free obtain for PC and Linux on June 6, 2019, Nvidia states that this latest replace will embody “top-to-bottom enhancements that enhance nearly each facet” of the traditional sport.
For a couple of months now, mods have been going round that unofficially add ray-tracing assist to Quake II. Whereas that will not imply rather a lot to the typical person, the large change in how mild is rendered virtually offers the sport a wholly new look. It additionally exhibits the potential for what ray-tracing can do for future video games, which is able to develop into far more vital because the next-generation of consoles is available in. That assertion is corroborated by Nvidia, which wrote on its web site, “Quake II RTX demonstrates the chances of ray tracing, and presents a glimpse at the way forward for gaming, with lifelike real-time lighting, shadows, and results.”
When launched, Quake II RTX will embody the primary three ranges of the sport for everybody to pattern. In case you occur to personal Quake II (and who does not?), you’ll expertise the whole sport on this remastered format. Nvidia recommends having a GTX 2060 to make sure the absolute best efficiency, although I am undecided how else you’d run this on a non-RTX card.