Nvidia has long been attempting to accelerate the advancement of gaming, not only with raw hardware power but with software to push that hardware even further. This has taken shape with DLSS, an AI algorithm to improve rendering speed without taxing the system, and NVIDIA Reflex, a software suite that decreases game latency between the tower and monitor.
Today, the Alan Wake team and NVIDIA announced that out of the box, Alan Wake 2 owners will be able to take full advantage of DLSS, NVIDIA Reflex, and ray tracing. These improvements will, of course, need to be paired with an RTX Graphics card, with the 40 series being recommended. However, Alan Wake 2 launching with this software available is a significant boon to fans of the series that have already adopted NVIDIA hardware.
This announcement will not be limited to just Alan Wake 2, as Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty will also launch with this software. Portal, which has been used to showcase ray tracing in the past, will also incorporate these software advancements so players can see the improvements firsthand with a game they have already experienced.
You can check out the announcement tweet below.
— Alan Wake 2 (@alanwake) August 28, 2023
You can also read the full announcement from NVIDIA here.
“Alan Wake 2 is an intense story and a layered mystery that takes players on two disturbing journeys, running in parallel and echoing each other in strange and unexpected ways,” said Sam Lake, Creative Director and Lead Writer of Alan Wake 2. “A newcomer to Alan Wake’s world, FBI Agent Saga Anderson’s investigation offers players a unique lens into this survival horror experience.”
Alan Wake 2 will launch for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S on October 27, 2023.
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