Game News Portal: The great classic has the right to a second youth! Stunning images on the program
It was during an event organized by Jensen Huang, the CEO of NVIDIA, that the timeless Portal was talked about: the great classic from Valve will be given a second life thanks to NVIDIA technology.
Portal, more beautiful than ever with ray-tracing
Portal, the game from Valve, is already more than fifteen years old, and yet the title is still etched in the memory of players. It must be said that he arrived with a concept for the less original which allowed to create portals and pass through to solve puzzles, and this, in an exemplary fluidity. Although still pleasing to the eye, Portal takes advantage of the NVIDIA event just broadcast to offer a second youth.
Portal will, in fact, have the right to a re-release thanks to the arrival of a new version called Portal with RTX. As indicated by his name, this proposal will take advantage of the latest NVIDIA technologies and in particular RTX, or ray-tracing, to survey a brand new visual. To prove it to us, the manufacturer offers a trailer (available above) as well as several comparative images.
As you can see, the difference between the two versions is more than striking. The game has gained in resolution, the textures are now worked, of better quality, and above all, with the RTX option, Valve’s work offers a more striking atmosphere than ever.
In Portal with RTX, full ray-tracing transforms every level, allowing light to bounce around and be affected by scene geometry and materials. Each light is ray-traced and casts shadows, indirect lighting, via Global Illumination, naturally brightens and darkens rooms, volumetric ray-traced lighting diffuses through fog and smoke, and the shadows are pixel perfect. (…) The end result is incredible, it improves Portal and puts it on a par with the best current games. And with gameplay as good today as it was in 2007, Portal with RTX offers the definitive experience for anyone new to Portal or returning for a new game. NVIDIA
A feature coming soon to all older games
To achieve such a result, we learn that NVIDIA was inspired by the work that was done on Quake II and Minecraft, but also that the RTX tool has gained in depth. A free modding platform called RTX Remix is also in production. The latter promises to bring the technology to as many people as possible in order to allow all old video game productions to take advantage of the ray-tracing feature.
Called NVIDIA RTX Remix, this ingenious modding platform makes it possible to add ray-tracing in just a few clicks and gives modders the tools to make ambitious remasters, even for games that weren’t previously moddable. NVIDIA
The RTX Remix platform will be available shortly and, good news, it will support many productions, starting with games running under DirectX 8 and DirectX 9.
On his side, Portal with RTX will be released in November. Everything will be offered free of charge to all owners of a PC version of the game.