Epic Games showcases an incredible real-time raytracing tech demo of Star Wars in Unreal Engine 4

In order to showcase the incredible capabilities of the recently announced DirectX Raytracing API, Epic Games released a video showing a Star Wars tech demo in Unreal Engine 4. And it looks absolutely gorgeous.

According to Epic Games, this is the first demonstration of real-time raytracing in Unreal Engine 4 using Microsoft’s new DXR framework and NVIDIA RTX technology for Volta GPUs. The Reflections demo illustrates the next-gen experimental lighting and rendering techniques in Unreal Engine, developed in collaboration with NVIDIA and ILMxLAB.

This video shows the future of video-games, as its visuals are as photorealistic as they can get. Of course we won’t experience anything like tomorrow or next year as the current hardware is still unable to provide a smooth experience.

According to Johan Andersson, this kind of visuals will be possible in  next-next generation. Still, we are really really excited about the future of PC video-game graphics.


Reflections Real-Time Ray Tracing Demo | Project Spotlight | Unreal Engine

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