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News video games 14 April 2023, 17:05

author: Adam Celarek

Half-Life 2 With RTX Will be a Great Excuse to Revisit the Old Hit

A talented user is working on a project introducing brand new graphic modes to Half-Life 2. The old title gains a new quality thanks to his work.

Nvidia recently shared information about the official release of RTX Remix tools. The platform enables creative modders to bring support for the latest technologies, such as DLSS and ray tracing, to older games based on DirectX 8 and 9 APIs.

A great example of how much an older game can gain in the hands of a capable modmaker is the work of Igor Zdrowowicz. The modder is currently developing a project aimed at adding ray tracing support to the classic Half-Life 2.

It must be admitted that the game, which is already more than 18 years old at this point, looks really impressive with the new visual options. In a way, this is a confirmation not only of the potential of new technologies, but also proof of how nicely Valve's iconic game has aged.

Although the mod is still in the development and testing phase, the author is eager to share his achievements on Twitter and his YouTube channel.

A project worth keeping an eye on

Fans of Gordon Freeman's adventures should follow the development of the project with interest. The release of a fan-made add-on, introducing new graphical options to the venerable game, could be a great excuse to return to the world ruled by the Combine.

As a reminder, some time ago we informed about a similar modification introducing ray tracing to the first, original part of Half-Life. The aforementioned modification, called Half-Life 1: Ray Traced, is now available to the public and anyone willing to test it can download it from Github.

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