Quake II before its 22nd birthday gets an unexpected makeover powered by Nvidia's RTX technology that adds to the cult game for hyperrealistic lighting, new textures and some more.
Nvidia surprised the gaming world with the announcement of processing the legendary shooter of the id Software - Quake II. The goal of this venture is to demonstrate the power of RTX technology to add mathematical precision, hyperrealistic lighting to the famous 1997 game. In addition, Quake II RTX will boast of over 3,000 new textures, the option of selecting the days of the day on individual maps and special effects such as glare on water surfaces.
Quake II RTX arrives on Windows and Linux computers as early as Thursday, June 6th, as a free demo that will comprise the first three levels of the game. You will be able to play the rest of the shooter in this exquisite release if you own its original version, either its copy on a CD or any kind of digital release on platforms like Steam and GOG.
Of course, for a complete experience, the game needs to be run on a computer equipped with one of Nvidia's latest graphics cards from the RTX series that debuted last year. The most reliable of them, the GeForce RTX 2060.