Wolfenstein: Youngblood and Quake II get ray-tracing support

By Digit NewsDesk | Updated 28 May 2019
Wolfenstein: Youngblood and Quake II get ray-tracing support
  • For a limited time, those who purchase an eligible GeForce RTX equipped device will get WolfenStein: Youngblood for free, while demo of Quake II RTX will be free for anyone with an RTX card.
  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood is the latest instalment in the Wolfenstein series and will be launched on July 26.
  • Quake II was launched back in 1997 and now has been remastered to support real-time ray-tracing

Ray-Tracing is the new buzzword when it comes to PC graphics and now it looks like those planning to get their hands on the new graphics cards will get something extra with their purchase. Nvidia and games publisher, Bethesda have announced that the next game in the Wolfenstein series, Wolfenstein: Youngblood will include support for real-time ray-tracing effects as well as Nvidia Adaptive Shading and more. Further, the two also announced that the classic 90s FPS game, Quake II, would get remastered with ray-tracing. The remaster is aptly called Quake II RTX.

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As an added bonus, Nvidia has launched a ‘Born to Hunt’ bundle for GeForce RTX GPUs. For a limited time, those who purchase an eligible GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, 2080, 2070, or 2060 equipped graphics card, desktop PC or laptop will receive a copy of Wolfenstein: Youngblood. The game is scheduled to be released on July 26.

This isn’t the only freebie gamers can expect. The demo of Quake II RTX will be available for free for anyone who owns a GeForce RTX graphics card. The demo would include the first three levels of the game. However, if the user already owns a copy of Quake II, then the can enjoy the entire game, including the entire campaign and play against other players in multiplayer. The game will be released on June 6 and will be available on Steam and Nvidia’s website.

Nvidia also noted that the source code will be posted to GitHub. The aim is to enable other users to expand upon the game with improvements and enhancements or use it to ray trace Quake II mods and more. You can learn more about Quake II RTX here

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