Half-Life 2 Will Be the Latest Game to Get a Ray

Half-Life 2 Will Be the Latest Game to Get a Ray

As part of its Gamescom 2023 announcements, Nvidia revealed that the next game to get an RTX enhancement is Valve's critically acclaimed first-person shooter, Half-Life 2.

Half-Life 2 RTX is being worked on by the Half-Life 2 community using an early access version of the RTX Remix creator toolkit. The RTX version of Half-Life 2 will use Nvidia's tech, such as hardware-focused ray tracing, Nvidia Reflex, RTX IO, and the third generation of DLSS.

This is the latest RTX-enhanced game to use Nvidia's RTX Remix toolkit, which the GPU maker announced last year. The first game to use a toolkit was Portal, and more recently, the popular 2008 mod Portal Prelude also received an RTX remix.

In our review of Half-Life 2, we said that the game “sets the standard in all areas, especially the use of physics as a gameplay tool instead of merely a visual treat for gamers.” Noting that Half-Life 2 is a great game for fans of the series and those that like action games in general.

Half-Life 2 RTX currently does not have a release date.

Taylor is a Reporter at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster.

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