For Now No Ray Tracing in Assetto Corsa Competizione
Conrad Hazi, 17 August 2019, 21:20
Developers have revealed that they are now focusing on other things and can only return to the issue of introducing ray tracing once their current tasks have been completed. KUNOS Simulazioni is currently working on the overall development and optimization of the title.
Minecraft: Super Duper Graphics Pack Update Cancelled
Bart Swiatek, 13 August 2019, 14:46
This is the end of Super Duper Graphics Pack - an ambitious, free DLC for Minecraft, which was supposed to change the graphic design of the old production. Mojang Studio has announced the cancellation of this project.
Star Wars: KotOR 2 Gets a Mod With Textures Improved by AI
Bart Swiatek, 05 August 2019, 20:28
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords from Obsidian Entertainment gets a mod that improves the graphics. The mod creator used artificial intelligence to improve the appearance of several hundred textures.
Nvidia: First AAA Game Requiring Ray Tracing Coming in 2023
Jacob Blazewicz, 30 July 2019, 00:17
Morgan McGuire of Nvidia commented on the use of ray tracing in games. In his opinion, the first high-budget game requiring this technology will be released in 2023.
Nvidia Recreates Apollo 11 Moon Landing
Julia Dragovic, 19 July 2019, 22:42
Nvidia showed the capabilities of ray tracing by publishing the recreated (and improved) footage from the landing of the Apollo 11 spacecraft on the Moon. This year marks the 50th anniversary of this memorable event.
The Witcher 3 HD Reworked Project 10.0 Mod - Witcher's New Clothes
Bart Swiatek, 19 July 2019, 18:36
A new version of the texture mod for the third installment of the Witcher series has just apperared on Nexus Mods. The Witcher 3 HD Reworked Project 10.0 Reborn, as the mod is called, introduces huge changes in the appearance of the game, and doesn't cause significant performance drops.
The Witcher 2 - Polish Fan Creates Mod With Textures Improved by AI
Bart Swiatek, 17 July 2019, 16:16
Polish modder hub997 developed a pack of improved textures for CD Projekt RED's The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. The modification uses 2K/4K scaling and artificial intelligence to improve the appearance of characters and monsters.
Paid Mod Turns StarCraft into a Cartoon
Julia Dragovic, 10 July 2019, 14:15
New visual mod from Blizzard and CarBot Animations for StarCraft: Remastered is now on sale. The overlay changes the graphics of the game into a cartoon straight from CarBot's animated series - StarCrafts.
AMD Patents its own Ray Tracing Solution
Bart Swiatek, 01 July 2019, 10:23
It seems that AMD has been working on its own idea for ray tracing hardware for some time now. In 2017, the company patented a hybrid solution to allow more flexible use of ray tracing. It cannot be ruled out that the variant of this technology will appear in PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett.
Head of Infinity Ward Poland on the Engine of New CoD: Modern Warfare
Darius Matusiak, 28 June 2019, 10:09
A new graphics engine for the Call of Duty series, which will be used in the upcoming Modern Warfare, is being developed in Poland, in the Krakow branch of Infinity Ward. The project manager, Michal Drobot, talked in detail about the capabilities of the technology.
Minecraft With Photorealistic Textures and Ray Tracing
Milosz Szubert, 26 June 2019, 22:22
There's a video on YouTube, showing how the Stratum 2K Texture package and Continuum RT shaders turn Minecraft into something almost unrecognizable. However, for this type of fun you'll have to spend some money.
Cyberpunk 2077 Will Use Ray Tracing
Jakub Mirowski, 12 June 2019, 00:47
Nvidia announced that it is working with CD Projekt RED on Cyberpunk 2077, which will allow the Polish team to take advantage of the possibilities offered by the ray tracing technology.
Ray-tracing For Free in Playable Unreal Engine 4 Demo
Jacob Blazewicz, 03 June 2019, 00:32
A playable tech demo of Unreal Engine 4 has appeared on the web. It enables you to check out the potential of ray tracing for free while demolishing a town as a Martian robot.
Dying Light 2 PC Gets the Best Visuals
Frozen, 25 May 2019, 00:58
A representative of Techland gave an interview for Wccftech about Dying Light 2, the upcoming continuation of the popular zombie open-world game. We learned from it that the PC version of the title will support advanced graphics options unavailable on consoles.
Here's The Witcher 3 With Almost Ray Tracing
Frozen, 24 May 2019, 12:16
There's a video on the web where we can see how The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt would look like if it used the ray tracing technology. All thanks to the use of Martha McFly's RT Shader by Pascal Gilcher.
EA Shows New Hair Rendering Model on Frostbite
Conrad Hazi, 22 May 2019, 13:50
EA has released a series of videos showing the hair rendering capabilities of the Frostbite engine. The new technology is supposed to be a harbinger of what the games of the future may look like.
Reshade Enables Ray Tracing in Quake 3, FEAR and GTA V
Conrad Hazi, 19 May 2019, 22:34
The latest alpha version of the popular Reshade app enables you to include ray tracing in many modern and classic titles. Thanks to the app, we can achieve a much better image quality, but it is done in exchange for a large computer load.
Final Fantasy VII Remake - Changes Since 2015
Adrian Werner, 12 May 2019, 21:17
There is an interesting video on the web offering a comparison between the latest trailer of Final Fantasy VII Remake and the version shown in 2015. The differences are significant.
The Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion Mod Ups Textures to 4K and 8K
Milosz Szubert, 18 April 2019, 12:19
The popular RPG The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion has received a mod that raises the resolution of almost all textures to 4K and 8K. This was done with the Gigapixel AI tool. The whole thing weighs about 4.5 GB.
Civilization 6 Mod Restores Visuals From Civlization 5
Konrad Serafinski, 09 April 2019, 15:21
Civilization VI got a mod that changes the game's visuals to be a bit more in the vein of the previous installment. The mod came from the series' artistic director, Brian Busatti.
Here's Minecraft with (Almost) Ray Tracing Support
Bart Swiatek, 01 April 2019, 12:31
Modder known as notglacier used the SEUS mod, to add patch tracing support to good old Minecraft. The technology is a less known variant of the famous ray tracing.
Even More Destructive Unreal Engine 4 GDC Demo
Ender, 29 March 2019, 22:47
Developers of the Unreal Engine 4 have published the full version of the tech demo showcased on GDC 2019, which presents the improved destruction and physics model.
AMD Ray Tracing Demo from Crytek
Jakub Mirowski, 17 March 2019, 17:04
Crytek release a Neon Noir demo, showing the capabilities of CryEngine when it comes to the ray tracing technology. What's more, the majority of current gen GPUs will be able to use it, including AMD chipsets.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Patch May Downgrade Visuals
Jakub Mirowski, 17 March 2019, 12:50
The players are sounding the alarm: it seems like on the occasion of the latest 1.06 patch for Red Dead Redemption 2 the developers from Rockstar have somewhat downgraded the visual, abandoning the ambient occlusion effects.
Windows 7 With DirectX 12 Support
ElMundo, 13 March 2019, 16:30
A rather surprising decision came from Microsoft – the company from Redmond has officially included Windows 7 OS into DirectX 12 API support. The effects of this decision will appear in World of Warcraft.
Metro Exodus Performance Tests and Graphics Comparison
Adrian Werner, 14 February 2019, 15:31
The first Metro Exodus performance tests appeared on the web. The game seems to have been optimized well, even with ray-tracking on. In addition, a video with graphical comparison of the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions has been released.
Assassin's Creed 3 Remastered - Release Date And Graphics Comparison
Jacob Blazewicz, 06 February 2019, 23:13
We got to know the release date of Assassin's Creed III Remastered. A bundle that contains refreshed third part with expansion sets and Assassin's Creed: Liberation Remastered will debut on March 29th.
Anno 1800 visual comparison
Konrad Serafinski, 30 January 2019, 14:03
Candyland published yet another visual comparison video. This time, they’ve dedicated the footage to various graphic settings of Anno 1800.
Check graphics comparison of PUBG, PUBG Lite and PUBG Mobile
Bart Swiatek, 29 January 2019, 13:23
Interesting video material appeared on YouTube that presents graphical comparison of individual releases of the battle royale hit from PUBG Corp. - Playerunknown's Battlegrounds.
Next-generation Xbox with real-time ray tracing support
Bart Swiatek, 25 January 2019, 09:38
According to reports in Reddit and ResetEra forums, the new Xbox may have support for ray tracing technology. Microsoft is expected to tell more details about it during the GDC 2018.
Mod recreates GTA 3 from first trailers
Frozen, 22 January 2019, 17:37
The GTA 3D modification makes Grand Theft Auto 3 similar to the first promotional materials that weren't as grey and gloomy as the final version of the game. Mod also restores elements cut or altered by the creators before the release.
Battlefield 5 player banned for enabling potato mode
Bart Swiatek, 22 January 2019, 13:22
A Battlefield 5 user was banned by DICE for playing the game on visual details set below the official minimum.
Final graphic design of System Shock remake is here
Bart Swiatek, 21 January 2019, 09:55
The developer of the System Shock remake have shared a video presenting the game's final visual design.
RDR 2 vs GTA 5: a visual comparison
Adrian Werner, 05 December 2018, 14:08
Candyland has published an interesting video comparing the graphics of two Rockstar Games hits - Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption II.
Fallout 76 PC vs PS4 Pro vs Xbox One X
Adrian Werner, 15 November 2018, 15:07
Candyland released an interesting comparison video showing the differences between PC, Xbox One X, and PlayStation 4 Pro versions of Fallout 76.
Metro Exodus runs smoothly with ray tracing on – but there is a price to pay
Maiman, 04 September 2018, 02:49
Nvidia's ray tracing is no stranger to Metro Exodus, and they get along pretty well. An off-screen gameplay proves that the game can handle ultra-realistic lighting at 50+ FPS in 1080p. But it comes at a price.
Project CARS dev says EA tried to kill the studio
luckie, 21 September 2017, 13:21
The boss of Slightly Mad Studios, known best for Project CARS, says that Electronic Arts tried to kill the studio several years ago.
Rainbow Six: Siege to get a 42 GB patch
luckie, 07 August 2017, 13:24
The next update for Rainbow Six: Siege is going to be a big one. While varying in size across platforms, the Ultra HD version of the patch will weigh 42 GB on PC.
The Witcher 3 HD Reworked Project mod gets a huge update
luckie, 21 July 2017, 10:26
The Witcher 3 HD Reworked Project is now available in 4.6 version, which improves the looks of in-game walls, water and other objects. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has never been prettier!
Fallout 4 High Resolution Texture Pack available on PC
luckie, 07 February 2017, 13:20
You can now make your Fallout 4 much prettier thanks to the High Resolution Texture Pack for PC, distributed for free by Bethesda.
Escape from Tarkov dev diary showing off incredibly detailed models
luckie, 26 February 2016, 15:37
One of the greatest strengths of Escape from Tarkov is its graphics. In the latest dev diary the creators talk about how they make great-looking visual assets.
Risen 3 Gets Enhanced Visuals on 64-bit Operating Systems
luckie, 21 August 2015, 13:03
PC version of Risen 3: Titan Lords just got a free update, enhancing the game’s graphics. This, however, is available only for users of 64-bit operating systems.