Alan Wake 2 got a lot of news yesterday at Gamescom 2023. First, NVIDIA validated that the video game would feature full-fledged path tracing on PC along with NVIDIA DLSS 3.5 support.
As covered in our DLSS 3.5 post, the freshly revealed Ray Reconstruction method leverages AI to improve the quality of ray tracing. Tatu Aalto, Lead Graphics Programmer at Remedy Entertainment, said in a statement:
The new Ray Reconstruction feature in DLSS 3.5 renders our completely ray-traced world more wonderfully than ever previously, bringing you deeper into the story of Alan Wake 2.
Powered by Remedy’s internal Northlight engine (a progressed version of the tech appreciated in Control), Alan Wake 2 appears poised to challenge CD Projekt RED’s Cyberpunk 2077 for the crown of best graphics display. Treatment hasn’t shared the PC system requirements yet, but we can anticipate them to be rather heavy for those who wish to make it possible for path tracing.
Fortunately is that you will not always need to own such a PC to take pleasure in the complete level of the function set. Alan Wake 2 will be available on launch day through GeForce NOW, where Ultimate customers can also make it possible for path tracing and DLSS 3.5.
Yesterday night, Alan Wake 2 fans were also dealt with to a new trailer throughout Gamescom 2023 Opening Night Live, which finally showed the titular co-protagonist stuck in a nightmarish version of New York City. The long-awaited follow up to Alan Wake is now set to release on October
27th for PC via the Epic Games Store, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series S|X, following a short delay due to Remedy wishing to move out of the method of some game releases set up in the very first half of October. A string of ritualistic murders threatens Bright Falls, a small-town community surrounded by Pacific Northwest