Quake II, the first person's classic video game, was first released in December 1997. The game was developed by id Software and is not a direct continuation of the original Quake that was launched a year ago. Now, after more than twenty years, Nvidia has announced that the game has been remastered using path-tracing ray tracing technology that unites all light effects, such as shadows, reflections, refractions, and more, into a single beam tracking algorithm. Called Quake II RTX, a remastered video game will be available for free download for everyone on GeForce.com from June 6th.
According to the Nvidia blog, Quake II RTX is the first game in the world to be fully tracked with ray tracing technology and the end result looks stunning. Route Tracing "monitors the light rays (paths) through the scene in a way that unifies all light effects into a single ray-traced algorithm. This elegant form of rendering is used in computer graphics in movies, but was previously too expensive for games," he explains. Nvidia says.
Free, remastered Quake II RTX includes the first three levels of Quake II players. However, those who already own Quake II get the whole game (including multiplayer deathmatch and cooperative multiplayer modes), fully traceable, to give those who have already played the game a whole new sense of play. Quake II RTX will be available as a free download for Windows and Linux users from June 6 through GeForce.com.
According to Tim Willits, Studio Director at id Software and one of the designers of the original Quake II: "It's rare that a computer game affects and longevity Quake II, and when I see it 20 years later, it's something special. for me. Equally special is the relationship with Nvidia, with whom we worked from the first days of first person shooters. See how Nvidia integrates modern features into this classic game is really exciting. "
Matt Wuebbling, Head of GeForce Marketing at Nvidia, added: “Quake II RTX is an expression of our love and passion for PC games. Using Ray-Tracked graphics technology and Vulkan API, we are able to share this classic with a new generation of players who can download and download it for free. "The blog post adds that Quake II RTX uses an extension called Nvidia VKRay, and along with Vulkan API, it allows developers to create visually stunning graphics using advanced ray tracing techniques.