Could RTX Remix mark the end of shoddy remasters?

RTX Remix is a tool that will make it easier for modders to remaster any game without too many worries. It could mark the end of shoddy remasters that are nothing more than a cash grab.

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isarai604d ago


RTX is cool, but it's also not the easiest to implement on games that dont already use physically base lighting (which portal does not) you basically have to rebuild the lighting from scratch to use RTX. Plus it's just lighting, a very small aspect of what makes a remake, you can toss RTX on the GTA trilogy, wouldn't make it any less of a piece of half a$$ed garbage

lonewolf10604d ago

"This tool is capable of recognizing the game’s textures, geometry, camera, and lighting. This is all thanks to artificial intelligence, NVIDIA’s Ray Tracing, and the new DLSS 3, which will rescale and smooth textures, create objects with greater definition, and add Ray Tracing automatically."

From the article it appears to be automatic, not that it will bring great results to all older games. Plus there maybe a lot of user/creator work to get "proper" results.

Tacoboto604d ago

Yeah, automatic AI upscaling of textures up to 4x the quality based on a neural network trained exclusively on game textures, also capable of generating a physically-based material for the texture.

That ~6:30 long video they posted was very cool and while it's framed around RTX illumination, overall, it is not about the lighting but the capabilities of the entire toolset.

isarai604d ago

Yeah it was like 1am after work and i did not read the article very well, my comment is dumb 😅

Orchard604d ago

I doubt it. And we shouldn't need to rely on the modding community to overcome the issue of developers putting out cheap & nasty cash grab remasters.

FinalFantasyFanatic603d ago

If it's easy enough to mod into older games, it can breath new life into them and making remasters less desirable. Although I'm probably going to want some AI upscaling for textures and higher resolution, but look at the AI upscaling mods for Final Fantasy 7/8/9, those look pretty good (actually better than the lazy FF8 remaster effort SE put out).


New PlayStation Handheld Reported Again, Supposedly Runs PS4 Games

Another leaker has claimed that a PSP/PS Vita style PlayStation handheld is in the works, and it'll supposedly support PS4 games.

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anast1d 1h ago

If this is true, it will crush everything for the price.

VenomUK12h ago(Edited 12h ago)

Needs to be a PS5 portable.

Cacabunga11h ago

PS4 native with PS5 remote play capabilities. Would be sweet.

And let PS Portal support cloud streaming for all PS+ games.

anast10h ago

Going off all the pricing behavior of Sony to this point. I'm willing to bet it will be cheaper than the Steam Deck. And when the price is revealed and I am right, send me a message.

Cacabunga10h ago

Could be an attempt to counter switch 2 which will have PS4 power.
Imagine all the PS4 third party re releases switch 2 is going to get.. “PS4 portable” could get the exact same games once again and publishers can resell software ..

If this portable has provides PS5 remote play on top then it will have a nice argument and exclusive feature.

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crazyCoconuts12h ago

It would be a niche product like Portal. Not bad, but not mainstream. It's legacy PS4 right?

Kneetos11h ago

The switch 2 and next steam deck will be out by then and will likely be way more popular

anast10h ago

The switch 2 will be a handheld Series S for kids and the next steam deck will be ridiculously over priced for a bunch of aging CRPGS and F2P mobile style games.

Kneetos2h ago(Edited 2h ago)

@Anast the switch 2 will Fortnite dance on the new Sony handhelds grave
Playstation can't compete with Nintendo there

With playstation porting all it's games to pc and by extension steam deck it pretty much makes the new pshandheld system irrelevant

Especially since all I ever hear from the Sony crowd is "I NEED graphics or I can't enjoy the game" a handheld PS4 is going the same way as Sony's handheld ps3

Hypertension1401h ago(Edited 1h ago)

If the switch 2 isn't backwards compatible, it will fail.

If this is true, then it will already have a large of games to play from the start, add ps1,ps2,psp,vita games to the mix, and it can be massively popular.

Vits9h ago

They literally charged people $199 for a bottom-of-the-barrel tablet with a DualSense controller bolted on. So I really can't see them releasing a powerful yet affordable native handheld.

Ps5conehead6h ago

I love my portal I’m handicapped and the portal lets me play on days I’m not at my best. It’s great .and the screen is admazing even though it’s not oled

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-Foxtrot1d ago

If you had every PS1, PS2, PS3, PSP and PSV game then sure but I mean if it's just the PS4 why not just get a Steam Deck?

anast13h ago

You might be correct, but it depends on the price point. Also, most PC gamers wait years for Sony releases, so it might be better just to get the PS4 handheld.

crazyCoconuts11h ago

I'd be surprised if Sony reversed course and continued to put new releases on PS4. It would cannibalize their PS5 sales

MrBaskerville12h ago(Edited 12h ago)

If it supports your library, some people own more ps4 games than steam games. I know I do.

crazyCoconuts11h ago

I might buy something like this to play my old library but man those old games are cheap on steam. This console would have to be cheap to make sense. I don't see it happening

MrBaskerville10h ago(Edited 10h ago)

I also think it sounds a little off. I would probably buy if it could run Ps5 games, but that sounds expensive. Being ps4 only is a little limiting I think.

But if it ran all ps4 titles and new stuff created for the handheld. then it could be interesting. Basically a Vita that just happened to come with a huge ass backlog of existing games.

SegaSaturn66911h ago

Deck is very viable option given how good PS3 and switch emulation have become. Even new releases are chugging along at 30fps.

Lexreborn210h ago

To be fair, I have a lot of ps4 games I don’t have on steam that is can play on my ps5 but I choose to play ps5 games on my ps5.

I also haven’t rebought any of my PlayStation exclusives on PC because I own them on my ps4/5 and even the upgraded ways that rival the pc version. So, if I wanted to play them on my steam deck I would still have to buy them again which if I bought the 6 top games Spider-Man 1,2, mm, horizon, fw , GoW and ragnarok and GoT with LoU1,2. It would more then. Likely be the cost of this device.

So, instead of double dipping I would buy the handheld and if it has a playable sf6 that actually works online (steam deck is not functional) I think I would want it for myself