Battlefield V Creators: We Toned Down Ray Tracing for Performance, Realism

DICE had to tone down the ray tracing effects in Battlefield V for “more realistic visuals as well as better performance”. Christian Holmquist, technical director of DICE in an interview talked about the team’s plans for Battlefield V along with the technical aspects, more importantly- the ray tracing engine.

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XiNatsuDragnel40d ago (Edited 40d ago )

Ray tracing is an experiment

XbladeTeddy39d ago

It's not an experiment, it's real and fully working tech. Just not enough power in consoles right now.

PixelOmen39d ago (Edited 39d ago )

The RTX line of GPUs are an experiment, but ray tracing has been a well established part of computer generated images for a very long time. Offline rendering more or less requires it at this point and even games have already been using it, only baked in to textures and lightmaps. It was only a matter of time before it made it's way into real time rendering.

ZaWarudo40d ago

I hope next gen has more emphasis on better framerate. Don't really care how amazing the light passes through the freaking trees or how great my shadow looks.

I need better framerate.

ArchangelMike40d ago

Hopefully they can accomplish both nest gen. At least it should be the benchmark for the tech.

Unreal0139d ago

Get a PC buddy, the investment is definitely worth it.

XbladeTeddy39d ago

"or how great my shadow looks"

But shadows , proper high quality shadows really bring any scene alive and bring immersion to any game.

PixelOmen39d ago (Edited 39d ago )

I'm not sure that'll ever happen. As I'm sure most are aware, it's never been a matter of tech, but priorities, so throwing more power at it won't solve anything. The majority of the high end console industry would rather spend those resources on visuals rather than performance, I assume because that's what sells.

For the record, I agree with you, I wish they would focus on performance first, even beyond 60fps once large true high refresh rate displays become more common. For me it's been hard to go back once I experienced 120fps+, especially on an adaptive refresh rate display. To me, 60fps looks fairly blurry in motion now, and 30fps is just a judder-fest.

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Baza39d ago

Wait so they were hyping ray tracing in this game and now they almost removing it? For all we know it has been removed completely. More EA lies and fraud

Genova8439d ago

So they've toned it down and are still only targeting 1080p? 0_o

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