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Nvidia announced 13 new titles will join the RTX gaming lineup at Gamescom 2021 on Tuesday. Some of the biggest games of the year will launch with support for features like real-time ray tracing and Nvidia Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS), including Battlefield 2042, Dying Light 2, and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.
Guardians of the Galaxy will launch with support for ray tracing and DLSS on October 26. Eidos-Montréal developer’s final game, Marvel’s Avengers, received a DLSS patch earlier this year, but it has yet to receive the ray-tracing treatment. With Guardians of the Galaxy, PC gamers will have access to both at launch. You can watch a short clip shot in 4K with the RTX 3080 above.
Reflecting on the features, Olivier Proulx, senior producer at Eidos-Montréal, said: “With the addition of ray tracing and Nvidia DLSS, PC players will enjoy the stunning visuals of this universe. with even greater performance.”
Dying Light 2 are also getting both features at launch. The game was originally slated for a late 2019 release, but developer Techland postponed it indefinitely. Now it’s launching on December 7th with support for DLSS and ray tracing. Nvidia says both games will also be available to stream via GeForce Now at launch.
NS Myst the remake is also getting DLSS and ray tracing, and it’s due out Aug. 26. It’s one of the few games that will support DLSS as well as AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR). Hopefully we will see more dual support in the future. Currently, there are only a few titles – namely Marvel’s Avengers and Necromunda: Rented Guns – support FSR and DLSS.
Myst will also support DLSS in its VR mode. According to Nvidia figures, it went from 59 fps (fps) to 90 fps on the Oculus Quest 2 with Max settings.
Of the 13 games, Battlefield 2042 is a bit stupid. It launched with support for DLSS and Nvidia Reflex, which we already know, but not ray tracing. Battlefield DRAW was an early showcase of Nvidia’s RTX technologies, so it’s a shame it didn’t continue the trend with the next Battlefield release. However, Nvidia has announced that those who buy some RTX desktops or laptops will get the game for free.
Those are heavy stuff, but Nvidia talked about more games. Here are all the upcoming titles and the features they will support:
- Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy – Ray tracking and DLSS
- Dying Light 2 – ray tracing and DLSS
- Battlefield 2042 – DLSS and reflection
- Myst – Ray tracking and DLSS
- Chivalry 2 – DLSS
- Grit: Wild West Battle Royale – DLSS
- Black Legend: Wukong – DLSS
- Rise – Ray tracking and DLSS
- Synced: Off-Planet – Ray tracking and DLSS
- Bright Memory: Infinite – Ray tracking and DLSS
- Ringer – Ray tracking and DLSS
- Faraday protocol – DLSS
- Naraka: Bladepoint – DLSS and reflection
Nvidia has also announced some preparations ahead of the Steam Deck launching later this year. Nvidia recently rolled out support for DLSS in Proton, which is the compatibility layer Nvidia uses for Linux. However, it only launched with support for games that use Vulkan, including Doom Eternal and No Man’s Sky.
Next month, Nvidia will also expand support for DirectX 11 and DirectX 12 games. Most DLSS games use DirectX, so this is a big compatibility issue. Nvidia has appeared Control, Cyberpunk 2077, and Death Stranding, but dozens of other DirectX games also support DLSS.