- Latest patch brings advanced ray tracing techniques to further immerse gamers into a futuristic world
By : Mohamed Elattar
NVIDIA announced that DLSS 3 is now available in the latest patch for the game Cyberpunk 2077. This update introduces the next revolution in neural graphics, and will allow gamers to experience Cyberpunk 2077 with every setting and ray-traced option maxed out for the best image quality, all without compromising on performance.
The new patch delivers improvements including AI network enhancements for DLSS Frame Generation that better take advantage of game engine data, improving UI stability and image quality during fast movement.
Cyberpunk 2077 has defined next-generation gaming graphics through its use of DirectX Ray Tracing, a lighting technique that emulates the way light reflects and refracts in the real world, providing a more believable environment than what's typically seen using static lighting in more traditional games.
The game uses several ray tracing techniques to render a massive future city at incredible levels of detail and gives gamers a peek into the future of PC gaming.
The current version of the game uses ray-traced shadows, reflections, diffuse illumination, and ambient occlusion. An included ‘Psycho mode’ within the game’s ray tracing settings allows for ray traced global illumination as sunlight bounces realistically around the scene, elevating the game’s visuals like never before (see an example here).
The result is a visually stunning gaming experience in a believable dystopian futuristic setting. Sprawling cityscapes that use subtle shadows to define depth. Windows, mirrors and puddles with accurate reflections.
Night City districts that are bathed in neon lights - an effect critical to the game’s cyberpunk aesthetic.
The addition of DLSS 3 sets the stage for the pending Cyberpunk 2077 ‘Ray Tracing: Overdrive Mode’, an upcoming update that will take the game's ray tracing to new heights and greatly enhance the game’s already-incredible visuals.
“Playing Cyberpunk 2077 with the AI-powered performance of NVIDIA DLSS 3 is the best way to access the stunning visuals the game has to offer — this technology helps us take a new step toward combining unconstrained visual fidelity with exceptional performance,” said Jakub Knapik, Global Art Director, CD PROJEKT RED.