A community of modders is developing a remastered version of Half-Life 2 using Nvidia’s early access RTX Remix platform. The mod, called Half-Life 2: Remastered, will feature full ray tracing, DLSS 3, Reflex, and RTX IO, along with improved lighting, shadows, and geometric details.
The mod is still in development, but a trailer was released at Gamescom 2023. The trailer showed off the mod’s improved graphics, including ray-traced reflections and shadows. It also showed off some of the new features, such as DLSS 3 and Reflex.
Half-Life 2: Remastered is not an official Valve project, but it has the company’s blessing. Valve has said that it is “excited” about the mod and that it is “looking forward to seeing what the community creates.”
The mod is expected to be released in 2024. It will be available for free on Steam.
Here are some of the features of Half-Life 2: Remastered:
- Full ray tracing: This will give the game realistic reflections and shadows.
- DLSS 3: This will improve the game’s performance by upscaling the graphics.
- Reflex: This will reduce input lag, making the game feel more responsive.
- RTX IO: This will improve the loading times of the game.
- Improved lighting, shadows, and geometric details: These will make the game look more realistic and detailed.
The mod is still in development, so it is possible that some of these features may not be included in the final release. However, the trailer shows that the mod is already making significant progress.
If you are a fan of Half-Life 2, then you should definitely keep an eye on Half-Life 2: Remastered. It is shaping up to be a major improvement over the original game, and it is sure to be a must-play for fans of the series.