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UPDATE 22.7.19: It turns out that, while Wolfenstein: Youngblood will indeed support Nvidia’s RTX ray tracing technique, it won’t be available at launch.
In an interview between Dean Takahashi of GamesBeat and executive producer of Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Jerk Gustafsson, Gustafsson revealed that the engineers at Nvidia are “still hard at work getting [ray tracing] to look as good as possible for the game.”
You can read the interview excerpt below:
GamesBeat: How does it look with raytracing support? Are there any scenes that look a lot more special when you can do realtime raytracing?
Gustafsson: We’re working together with Nvidia on that, but raytracing won’t be available at launch. The engineers at Nvidia are still hard at work getting that solution to look as good as possible for the game, and the date is still to be determined. But from what we’ve seen so far, it’ll be good.
However, the wait will most likely be worth it – as we previously reported, Nvidia is so proud of Youngblood’s RTX performance that they’ll be bundling the game with select RTX GPUs, desktops and laptops between May 28th and August 6th.
You can read the entire interview between Takahashi and Gustafsson over at GamesBeat.
Wolfenstein: Youngblood launches July 26th on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and Nintendo Switch.
MachineGames’ upcoming FPS Wolfenstein: Youngblood will support Nvidia’s gorgeous RTX ray tracing technique.
During Computex 2019, a computing trade show in Taipei, Taiwan, Nvidia revealed that the co-op shooter will support RTX technology. While we don’t know whether ray tracing will be used for shadows, global illumination or both, the released trailer looks to lean towards the latter.
Wolfenstein: Youngblood will also support Nvidia’s Adaptive Shading technique, a technique that changes the shading rate based on how much motion is in a scene.
Nvidia is so proud of Youngblood’s RTX performance that they will be bundling the game with select RTX GPUs, desktops and laptops between May 28th and August 6th.
Wolfenstein: Youngblood launches July 26th on Xbox One, PS4, PC and Nintendo Switch.