Half-Life 2 Community-Made Remaster, “Half-Life 2 RTX, An RTX Remix Project” Announced

NVIDIA has announced Half-Life 2 RTX, An RTX Remix Project. This ambitious community-made remaster of Half-Life 2 will feature reconstructed assets in high fidelity and full ray tracing.

Average world textures will have 8x the textures, “and assets like the suit feature 20X the geometric detail of the original game.” Further, there are highly realistic shadows that up the atmosphere considerably.

Additional details about this project are quoted below:

“NVIDIA RTX Remix is a free, upcoming modding platform built on NVIDIA Omniverse, designed to enable modders to create and share #RTXON mods for classic games, each with enhanced materials, full ray tracing, NVIDIA DLSS, NVIDIA RTX IO and NVIDIA Reflex.”

“Half-Life 2 RTX: An RTX Remix Project is being developed by four of Half-Life 2’s top mod teams, now working together under the banner of Orbifold Studios.

Using the latest version of RTX Remix, the modders are rebuilding materials with Physically Based Rendering (PBR) properties, adding extra geometric detail via Valve’s Hammer editor, and leveraging NVIDIA technologies including full ray tracing, DLSS 3, Reflex, and RTX IO to deliver a fantastic experience for GeForce RTX gamers. Take a first look in the announce trailer for Half-Life 2 RTX: An RTX Remix Project:”

You can view the announcement trailer for Half-Life 2 RTX, An RTX Remix Project, below:

You can view NVIDIA’s announcement post for far more technical details.

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Orpheus Joshua

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