Although Death Stranding is a beautiful game on PC, it may soon look better. According to Steam’s database, Kojima Productions is currently experimenting with some Ray Tracing effects.
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Unfortunately, we don’t know what Ray Tracing effects Kojima Productions will add to the game. And, to be honest, I’ll be really disappointed if these are only ray-traced reflections.
Since the game already has a great lighting solution, it could benefit from ray-traced ambient occlusion and ray-traced shadows. Of course, a full ray tracing lighting implementation like the one we’ve seen in Metro Exodus would be the best option. However, and let’s be realistic here, this won’t happen in a game that is already out. Hell, we may not see a full RT lighting solution even in Kojima Productions’ next game.
But anyway, we’ll be sure to keep you posted!
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