NVIDIA’s Partners Announce & Show Ray Traced Games at E3 – Watch Dogs: Legion, Cyberpunk 2077, Control, Youngblood, CoD: MW, & Bloodlines 2

E3 2019 has just opened to the public today, and already NVIDIA’s partners have announced that upcoming 2019 and 2020 blockbuster games will support RTX real time ray tracing.  Here is a list of the AAA RTX-supported game titles announced so far:

  • Cyberpunk 2077 by CD PROJEKT RED
  • Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs: Legion
  • Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Remedy’s Control
  • Machine Games’ Wolfenstein: Youngblood
  • Paradox’ Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2

Ray tracing, has always been thought of as an unattainable holy grail of gaming, but it is already here and coming to some of 2019’s and 2020’s biggest PC titles. More and more publishers and developers have announced DXR support now that the most important gaming engines – Unreal Engine, Unity, and Frostbite – have integrated ray tracing for RTX video cards.  BTR’s interview with an indie RTX dev indicates that developing with RTX is “very easy! mostly everything just works, and is highly backwards compatible”.  And even old games like Quake II are getting full ray/path-traced makeovers.

Cyberpunk 2077

CD PROJEKT RED’s Cyberpunk won over 100 awards at last year’s E3 and is probably the most anticipated game overall. This game is the next project from the creators of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which has itself won numerous “Game of the Year” awards and is still in BTR’s benchmarking suite.  

Cyberpunk 2077 is an open-world, action-adventure story set in Night City. The player will play as ‘V’, a mercenary outlaw searching for a special implant leading to immortality. It is an RPG where choices have consequences, and the player can customize the character and explore a vast city that is obsessed with power, glamour and body modification.

Here is the E3 reveal and 48 minutes of the Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay:

E3 attendees can get a firsthand look at Cyberpunk 2077 at booth 1023 in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center. More details, as well as exclusive 4K screenshots featuring real-time ray tracing on PC, are available here.

Watch Dogs: Legion

Ubisoft’s upcoming Watch Dogs: Legion will use real-time ray tracing and other NVIDIA gaming technologies to create stunning visuals in the third installment of this action-adventure open world Watch Dogs franchise.

Watch Dogs: Legion brings a gameplay innovation that allows a player to recruit and play as anyone you see in the historic city of London. Every single character a player meets is playable, and each one has a backstory, personality, and skillset to help you customize your own unique team. All of a players characters can also be brought online to play with friends in four-player co-op missions, end-game challenges, and other daily events.

London is one of our favourite cities in the world and we can’t wait for it!

Control

Remedy’s upcoming Control RTX trailer features E3 gameplay content with reflections, contact shadows, diffuse global illumination and transparent reflections that look absolutely incredible.  Their Quantum Break pre-RTX game also had amazing lighting and effects.

Control is an upcoming action-adventure video game developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by 505 Games. The game’s title is taken from the Federal Bureau of Control which is a secret U.S. government agency that studies phenomena which violate the laws of reality.

Control is playable behind closed doors at the show, with real-time ray tracing enabled and it launches on August 27.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

NVIDIA is the official PC partner for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, the highly anticipated, brand-new title which scheduled to be released on October 25th.  NVIDIA is working with its developer Infinity Ward and publisher Activision to bring real-time DirectX Raytracing (DXR), and Adaptive Shading gaming tech to the fully remastered PC version of the new Modern Warfare.

It looks spectacular.  Check out NVIDIA’s article for more details.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Bethesda Softworks held their E3 announcements before the show revealing information about and gameplay from Wolfenstein: Youngblood.  It’s their new shooter set in Nazi controlled Paris  that is playable either solo or in co-op mode.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood will be released on July 26 and you can get more details here.  It will also be offered by NVIDIA as a game bundle with qualifying RTX cards and RTX notebooks.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2

In March, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 was announced it was revealed that the PC version would be enhanced with real-time ray tracing.  At E3, Paradox Interactive and Hardsuit Labs have unveiled more extended gameplay footage from the game.

Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines was one of our favorite RPGs of all-time and we absolutely cannot wait until the sequel is released probably in March of 2020.

For more details about NVIDIA at E3, including new GSYNC displays announced and a new RTXON contest, go to GeForce.com.

Happy Gaming!