Crytek showcases real-time ray tracing in CRYENGINE with its Neon Noir tech demo

DSOGaming writes: "Crytek has released a new video demonstrating the results of a CRYENGINE research and development project. Neon Noir shows how real-time mesh ray-traced reflections and refractions can deliver highly realistic visuals for games."

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TRU3_GAM3R3d ago

Ryse 2 with real time Ray tracing
Imagine how Marius armor will look.

xX-oldboy-Xx2d ago

ms doesn't support games that don't sell 4m+, you're out of luck buddy.

Darkborn2d ago (Edited 2d ago )

Basically makes sense, they only support forza, gears and halo.

Prubar2d ago

Lol losers back on the hate train.

xX-oldboy-Xx2d ago

Prubar - you must be new, this is common knowledge - you can't be that fun surely?

xX-oldboy-Xx2d ago

Fun = Dim - auto-correct fail.

TRU3_GAM3R2d ago

How many copies did Knack 1 and knack 2 Sell?..

xX-oldboy-Xx2d ago

TRU3_GAM3R - I think it did alright, they bundled Knack 2 in Japan. But once again you dim wits ahevmissed the point.

We're talking about ms, not a failed Sony 'New' ip.

Sw33tBoi2d ago

So then why is there a Halo Wars 2 and a State of Decay 2? Those games predecessors certainly didnt sell 4mil so why did they get supported?

Tech51d 22h ago (Edited 1d 22h ago )

duplicate post

Razzer1d 20h ago

“How many copies did Knack 1 and knack 2 Sell?..”

And yet Sony still made a Knack 2

Zeref1d 19h ago

They were trying to buy the License from Crytek but Crytek refused to sell it to them.

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DrumBeat2d ago

Ryse was excellent. Enjoyed the game and its story. It's unlikely, but I wish they'd make a sequel.

Tech51d 22h ago

" enabling ray tracing to run on most mainstream, contemporary AMD and NVIDIA GPUs. "

interesting news yet so far. it may yet be possible to see the feature run on a wider range of GPUs through a form of emulation.

Eidolon2d ago

It looks nice. But is it only me that is not seeing the benefits of Ray Tracing yet, at least not when considering the amount of processing it requires? Aren't there other areas where the processing could be used, besides resolution?

xenz2d ago

Ray tracing actually makes a big difference. You should watch this clip;

KyRo2d ago

Zens, it's such a minor difference for the power it uses to produce those lighting effects. Its cool but it's a tech that just isn't ready in 2019 if you don't want pretty big downgrade in performance.

1nsomniac2d ago

@Xenz while I agree ray tracing does make a difference. The video you posted is fake and has nothing to do with ray tracing.

Rude-ro2d ago

In the big puctite, as in advancing the technology, it will make games more immersive.
Jackfrags did a great video on ray tracing in bf5 showing off the technology and the little perks that can come to players.
Like using a reflection to see around a corner in pvp.
As of now, I think you are right and, as it should be, the technology just adds another quality level for pc enthusiasts.
This will get refined and eventually be added to consoles.
As for single player games.. just imagine a game like Detroit become human with already its amazing graphics using ray tracing.
It really does just bring a game to life and can even be used to add a depth of gameplay. An example would be in a game that uses puzzles like tomb raider, uncharted, resident evil etc where you use a reflection to solve a puzzle etc.

But like all new technology, start somewhere and let it evolve.

starchild2d ago

Metro Exodus with ray traced global illumination is the best looking lighting I have ever seen in a game. To the point where when I play some other games known for having great graphics I notice how messed up and unrealistic their lighting is. It makes a huge difference.

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Apocalypse Shadow3d ago

Looks good in video. But all these ray tracing videos need to show something. Like Crytek for example; show something like Crysis upgraded to detailed ray tracing with gun fire, explosions, characters on screen, foliage, smoke, etc to see it in action. Not some video of nothing happening.

Even if it's a tech demo and not an upcoming game, show something that gamers would see in actual real time.

sinspirit2d ago

They should go back to beautiful environments like Crysis 1 and Warhead. I liked the sandbox feel of it a lot more

Apocalypse Shadow2d ago

Yeah. That foliage and water was crazy.

porkChop2d ago

Yeah, it would be more useful to see these effects in some type of real world scenario.

NarooN2d ago (Edited 2d ago )

Well I mean even this demo shows you what would happen in real time, because it was recorded in real-time on current day hardware. A gun fight would be cool but this demo was slow-paced so you could actually see the voxel-based raytraced reflections and global illumination, which players would be able to see just fine in actual gameplay. These things greatly increase immersion, at least to me. Imagine a Deus Ex game with these visuals.

sinspirit2d ago

I think that Rainbow Six Siege could benefit from reflections of this quality. I'd love to be able to look at glass picture frames and mirrors to get extra awareness for someones movement.

isarai3d ago

Still wanna see Mirrors Edge with real time ray tracing, especially in the regions with all the surrounding buildings with mirror finished windows

porkChop2d ago

I just want more Mirror's Edge, period.

nyu12d ago

They already have a GI solution in there too, so with reflections it would look amazing.

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