Half-Life 2 is getting a ray-traced remaster in the form of a mod that will add ray-traced graphics to the game. The mod is being developed by a community of modders using Nvidia’s RTX Remix creator toolkit.
RTX Remix is a modding platform that is designed to allow modders to more easily create ray-traced remasters of classic games. The platform provides modders with tools and resources to help them rebuild games with Physically Based Rendering (PBR) properties, add extra geometric detail, and leverage Nvidia technologies such as full ray tracing, DLSS 3, Reflex, and RTX IO.
The Half-Life 2 RTX mod is still in development, but it has already shown some promising results. The mod’s trailer shows off the game’s new ray-traced lighting, which makes the environments look more realistic and immersive. The mod also features new PBR materials, which give the game’s objects a more realistic look and feel.
The Half-Life 2 RTX mod is not yet available to the public, but it is expected to be released sometime in the future. The mod will be free to download and install, and it will work on all PC systems that meet the minimum requirements.