Nvidia is “kicking off an exciting new game remastering program” with the intention of updating traditional PC video games to allow ray tracing and help the corporate’s GeForce RTX graphics playing cards, within the vein of Quake 2 RTX. Nvidia says it’s beginning that initiative with a beloved however nonetheless secret title.
According to a recently posted job listing, noticed by DSOGaming, Nvidia’s Lightspeed Studios is “cherry-picking some of the greatest titles from the past decades and bringing them into the ray tracing age, giving them state-of-the-art visuals while keeping the gameplay that made them great.”
Nvidia Lightspeed Studios was founded in 2015, and has been remastering PC video games to help new options for Android units, particularly the Nvidia Shield. Lightspeed Studios beforehand labored on Android variations of Half-Life 2, Doom 3, and Portal, which might be a sign of the kind of PC video games it plans to retrofit with ray-tracing help. (The studio additionally labored on Android variations of Wii video games like Super Mario Galaxy and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess for the Shield in China.)
Nvidia launched Quake 2 RTX earlier this 12 months as a free replace to Quake 2. The RTX model of id Software’s traditional shooter added world illumination rendering, real-time reflections, time-of-day settings, improved textures, and extra.