EA’s Battlefield V will be one of the first games to use NVIDIA’s RTX technology. The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti itself costs USD999 (RM4,091) for rendering as many gigarays as possible. NVIDIA has now released a three-minute gameplay video of Battlefield V, showcasing its expensive card in action.
The Rotterdam map was at the core of EA’s RTX presentation at Gamescom 2018. However, that video was a muted and controlled showcase, not quite representing what gamers would experience when playing the game with RTX on. This new video showcases that same map, but with actual first-person gameplay.
With real-time ray tracing, games can now simulate light both accurately and efficiently, producing more realistic lighting in virtual environments. Battlefield V in particular relies heavily on real-time ray-traced reflections. Shadows do not seem affected much in the video, but one would be hard pressed to say the game didn’t look incredible. It’s more an indication that ray tracing technology will have lots of room for iteration and improvement in the future.
At Gamescom 2018, NVIDIA also presented RTX trailers for Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Metro: Exodus, which you can watch here.
Battlefield V will run an open beta for the game beginning on 6th September 2018. Those who pre-order or use EA’s early access programs will get to test the game’s multiplayer and various modes a little earlier, on 4th September 2018.
Battlefield V is due to launch on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on 19th October 2018.