Nvidia has released a trailer that shows how The Lord of the Rings: Gollum looks like with ray tracing enabled. It must be admitted that the game - while still not stunning - looks better than on previous materials.
The landscapes we will see with ray tracing turned on look quite good. Better lighting can go a long way. On the other hand, the characters still look very poor.
There is no denying it - The Lord of the Rings: Gollum looks like it was released ten years ago. Despite this, the game has extremely high system requirements, which reflect poor optimization rather than the visual quality.
The monetization model of the title is also controversial. Two weeks ago we heard information that a more expensive version of the game - called Precious Edition - would receive a DLC called The Sindarin VO adding Tolkien's elven language. Seeing the outcry of players, Daedalic Entertainment clarified that it was only about the conversations we would hear during exploration. Later, the need to pay extra for this DLC was explained by the fact that preparing it required teaching the voice actors how to talk in Sindarin.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will debut on May 25 on PC, PS4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S. The title will also hit Nintendo Switch at a later date.