Crysis Remastered will beat next-gen consoles to the punch with ray tracing on Xbox One and PS4

Crysis Remastered will beat next-gen consoles to the punch with ray tracing on Xbox One and PS4

Crysis Remastered will beat next-gen consoles to the punch with ray tracing on Xbox One and PS4

We already knew that Crysis Remastered would help ray tracing in case you had the PC {hardware} to run it. Nevertheless, forward of the discharge on PC and current-gen consoles, Crytek introduced this week that, for the primary time, on this console technology, the PS4 Professional and Xbox One X will supply ray-tracing help — as a result of it’ll seem within the current-gen console variations of Crysis Remastered.

Crytek’s CryEngine offers software-based ray tracing, permitting current-gen {hardware} to help the characteristic. Again in 2019, the sport studio confirmed off the Neon Noir Tech demo, which, in response to Crytek, was developed utilizing a modified model of CryEngine 5.5. Software program-based ray tracing isn’t remotely new; most not too long ago, Nvidia added the characteristic to GTX playing cards in 2019, however the expertise was subpar in comparison with utilizing the corporate’s newer RTX playing cards with devoted ray-tracing {hardware}.

Ray tracing is a rendering method that may create lifelike lighting, reflections, and shadows in video games. The subsequent technology of consoles — the PS5 and Xbox Sequence X / S — will embody hardware-accelerated ray tracing as a result of it’s a characteristic of the AMD RDNA 2 GPUs every system shall be utilizing.

Eurogamer’s technical breakdown outlet Digital Foundry had the prospect to go to Crytek in Germany and did a technical evaluation of Crysis Remastered on the Xbox One X with ray tracing enabled.

Because the outlet notes, whereas it is a technical achievement for each Sony and Microsoft’s Professional consoles, it won’t be the way in which you wish to play the sport. With out ray tracing, the PS4 Professional can run at 1800p and 2160p on the Xbox One X, nevertheless it dials again to underneath 1080p on PS4 Professional and 1080p and underneath 30fps on Xbox One X with ray tracing enabled. Water reflections within the recreation may also not embody ray tracing.

Crysis Remastered arrives on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on September 18th.

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