A New Era of Raytracing Games
Get a brief idea on Raytracing and check out all the games that support Raytracing so far.
Though it’s been a while Raytracing is in the news but nowadays you might be finding a storm of information about Raytracing and the Games supporting Raytracing these days. But what a big deal it is? Well, quite a big change in the field of graphics and possibly the future of Gaming. Here in this article, we would cover briefly Raytracing and a list of all the released and upcoming games with Raytracing support.
What is Raytracing?
On a general basis, Raytracing is a rendering method for generating an image by tracing the rays from the Camera onto the Scene and Calculating the Lighting, Surface Shading along with other parameters and projecting the calculated result onto a 2-Dimensional pixel plane and simulating the natural lighting and shading effects with the virtual objects. This technique helps in achieving a higher quality of visual realism where the traditional techniques fail to give the result. Though this might sound very computational heavy, with the advancement in technology this technique has now become computational efficient and is all set to be applied in practical games.
For decades we have been using the process of Rasterization to make up our scene and invest constant efforts to make it look real, but unfortunately, it’s quite impossible to add up ultra-realism with this technique. But with the rise of Raytracing, Now developers have the power to simulate their virtual world with more natural-looking scenes with accurate Reflections and Refractions. Such dynamic change in the lighting calculation lays off a base for the developers to make ultra-realistic environments and could potentially take the world of gaming to the next level.
As this technology is slowly coming into the market of Gaming and Game Engines, the Graphics Card Makers have already started to make their hardware compatible with Raytracing support. Now with that being said, it is time to upgrade your graphics card to the newer Nvidia Ampere RTX Series or Nvidia Turing RTX Series, or RX series of AMD.
RTX 3080 Ti
RTX 3070 Ti
RTX 3060 Ti
RTX 2080 Ti
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
AMD Radeon RX 6800
AMD Radeon RX 5000 Series
AMD Radeon RX Vega Series
However, the older Nvidia GTX cards also support the Raytracing but it would only handle Low Rays Count and hence lower RT Effects. The list of supporting Graphics Cards are given below –
GTX 1080 Ti
GTX 1070 Ti
GTX 1060 6GB
GTX 1660 Ti
For more information on Raytracing Support on Older Graphics Card, Check Nvidia Official Site.
As these dedicated hardware storms into the market and become more accessible the rise in games supporting Raytracing could be experienced. We are at the onset of a new era where we would be experiencing a new way of gaming and from today onwards the graphics in games would change forever. Let’s check out all the awesome releases and upcoming games with Raytracing ON.
Games with Raytracing Support
Here is a small list of all the games that have been released and you could experience the power of Raytracing.
Cyberpunk 2077 - Ray Tracing and DLSS
Battlefield V - Ray Tracing and DLSS
Minecraft RTX Ray - Tracing and DLSS
MechWarrior 5 - Ray Tracing and DLSS
Shadow of the Tomb Raider - Ray Tracing and DLSS
Quake II - Ray Tracing
Metro Exodus - Ray Tracing and DLSS
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - Ray Tracing and DLSS
Control Ray - Tracing and DLSS
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War - Ray Tracing and DLSS
Watch Dogs: Legion - Ray Tracing and DLSS
Amid Evil - Ray Tracing and DLSS
Bright Memory Infinite - Ray Tracing and DLSS
Crysis Remastered - Ray Tracing and DLSS
Deliver Us The Moon - Ray Tracing and DLSS
Dirt 5 - Ray Tracing
Fortnite - Ray Tracing and DLSS
Ghostrunner - Ray Tracing and DLSS
Godfall - Ray Tracing
Justice - Ray Tracing and DLSS
JX Online 3 - Ray Tracing
Moonlight Blade - Ray Tracing and DLSS
Mortal Shell - Ray Tracing and DLSS
Observer: System Redux - Ray Tracing
Pumpkin Jack - Ray Tracing and DLSS
Redout: Space Assault - Ray Tracing and DLSS
Resident Evil Village - Ray Tracing
Ring Of Elysium - Ray Tracing
Stay in the Light - Ray Tracing
The Fabled Woods - Ray Tracing and DLSS
The Medium - Ray Tracing and DLSS
The Riftbreaker Prologue - Ray Tracing
Wolfenstein: Youngblood - Ray Tracing and DLSS
World Of Warcraft: Shadowlands - Ray Tracing
Wrench - Ray Tracing and DLSS
Xuan-Yuan Sword VII - Ray Tracing and DLSS
Here is a list of all upcoming games with the Raytracing Support.
Stay in the Light
Ready or Not
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
Sword and Fairy 7
Dying Light 2
Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach
F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch
Dying Light 2
Far Cry 6
F.I.S.T: Forged In Shadow Torch
Five Nights At Freddy's: Security Breach
Forza Horizon 5
Lego Builder's Journey
Ready Or Not
The Witcher III: Complete Edition
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2
Also, check all the upcoming E3 games with RTX Support.
The abovementioned lists clearly show how the Gaming Industry is adopting this new technology and is all set to transform its workflow completely into this field. Within a matter of years, the entire Gaming Industry would be making Raytracing their mainstream. Recently, Metro developers have announced that their team is working on making their engine streamline for Raytracing, which hints that the Industry has already started to make Raytracing supported for all their future titles.
Read about Metro developers.
Game Engines like Unity and Unreal have already added the raytracing support and are all set to use it for production. Well, it’s a great time for all the Game Developers like us to use the power of Raytracing in our games and make our games ultra-realistic and futureproof.