Crysis, a recreation that gave most trendy PCs and consoles of the time a run for his or her cash, has now achieved one thing unbelievable within the remastered model. Crysis Remastered would be the first recreation to assist ray tracing on the present PS4 and Xbox One consoles, although neither of the 2 consoles are highly effective sufficient to assist ray tracing.
The trick, nonetheless, is that the sport will produce ray traced photos utilizing software-based ray-tracing expertise. Final yr, Crytek impressed followers by showcasing a Neon Noin Tech demo, which was developed underneath a modified model of CryEngine 5.5. Though Crysis Remastered is now being acknowledged to have achieved ray tracing on current-gen consoles, software-based ray tracing is not remotely new. Just lately, Nvidia added software-based ray tracing assist for its GTX GPUs, however not solely did these ray traced photos look much less spectacular, the efficiency took a significant hit compared to the newer RTX GPUs which function hardware-based ray tracing.
To those that are listening to about ray tracing expertise for the primary time, it is principally a rendering method that creates practical shadows, reflections, and lighting in supported video games. The function can also be a significant facet of the upcoming next-gen consoles – the PS5 and Xbox Collection X/S. All three of those consoles can be powered by AMD’s RDNA 2 GPUs that assist hardware-based ray tracing.
It’s also possible to study extra about how Crysis Remasted achieved ray tracing on PS4 and Xbox One by testing Digital Foundry’s technical evaluation video.
Digital Foundry’s breakdown explains that although attaining ray tracing on Xbox One and PS4 Professional is commendable, it is not how followers will wish to play the sport. With ray tracing turned off, the PS4 Professional and Xbox One X can run the sport at 1800p and 2160p, respectively. Nevertheless, enabling ray tracing causes the sport to render at 1080p whereas dipping underneath 30fps.
Crysis Remastered is releasing on September 18 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.