Remedy Entertainment’s Control promises to be quite the showpiece for Nvidia’s RTX ray-tracing technology. All those glistening metallic surfaces and lovely lighting effects look well placed to benefit from all the advantages of real-time ray-tracing.
Control looks as if it’ll be one of the most complete packages yet in terms of ray-tracing features, offering up ray-traced reflections, contact shadows, diffuse global illumination, and transparent reflections. It’s basically enough to get even RTX owners shuddering with fear at the performance hit, but all great tech advantages come at a cost.
The DXR-powered features will be out of reach for all but a small percentage of PC gamers but should make Control a great game to revisit once more folks get their mitts on RTX-enabled video cards.
Control is coming to PC (via Epic Game Store), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, on August 27th.