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Quake II RTX demo is live on Steam, yours to own for $5

Nvidia has released a fully ray-traced version of Quake II. (Source: Nvidia)
Nvidia has released a fully ray-traced version of Quake II. (Source: Nvidia)
Nvidia has released a remastered version of the classic FPS Quake II designed to take advantage of its RTX series graphics cards. The new version of the game is the first in the world that is fully path-traced giving it unprecedented levels of lighting realism.
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Nvidia's LightSpeed Studios has released a remastered version of the FPS classic Quake II. The new Quake II RTX has been specially designed to take full advantage of the real-time ray tracing capabilities of Nvidia's new RTX GPUs with hugely improved lighting effects. This version of the game is the first in the world that is fully path traced, ray tracing technique that unifies all the lighting effects into a single ray-tracing algorithm.

"We are giving Quake II back to gamers with a bold new look, as Quake II RTX," said Matt Wuebbling, head of GeForce marketing at NVIDIA. "Ray tracing is the technology that is defining the next generation of PC games, and it's fitting that Quake II is a part of that."

The Quake II RTX demo includes the first three single-player levels of the gaming classic while the full version can be purchased through Steam for US$5. Gamers that already own Quake II can experience the whole game in its entirety, including multiplayer deathmatch and cooperative multiplayer modes, all fully path traced as a free update.

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I have been writing about consumer technology over the past ten years, previously with the former MacNN and Electronista, and now Notebookcheck since 2017. My first computer was an Apple ][c and this sparked a passion for Apple, but also technology in general. In the past decade, I’ve become increasingly platform agnostic and love to get my hands on and explore as much technology as I can get my hand on. Whether it is Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, Nintendo, Xbox, or PlayStation, each has plenty to offer and has given me great joy exploring them all. I was drawn to writing about tech because I love learning about the latest devices and also sharing whatever insights my experience can bring to site and its readership.
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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2019-06- 9 (Update: 2019-06- 9)