RAY TRACING INSIGHTS

16
Apr

Unreal Engine 4 RTX Tech Demo Is Free To Download & Play

Source: Screenrant

A free playable demo from Nvidia and Epic Games allows players to truly appreciate Unreal Engine 4’s ray tracing capabilities.

Gaming giants Nvidia and Epic Games have released an official Unreal Engine 4 ray tracing demo that’s free to download and play now. Nvidia is a multinational technology company responsible for developing gaming hardware, best known for its powerful graphics processing units (GPUs) opposite rival company AMD. Epic Games, meanwhile, is a video game developer and publisher that’s created such popular games as Fortnite, and it’s also the owner of the Epic Games Store and the Unreal Engine.

Unreal Engine 4 was created by Epic Games and officially released for use by game developers in 2014. The engine has been used to make a variety of games, AAA, indie, and everything in between, and has been praised for its quality visuals and ease-of-use. One talented Redditor recently used Unreal Engine 4 to recreate locations from Pok√©mon Diamond and Pearl, breathing a stunning amount of new life into these classic locations using realistic lighting effects. UE4 was also used in an extremely impressive recreation of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Similar to the starting locations from Diamond & Pearl, these Zelda locations were given new life using UE4 and its impressive lighting and texture effects.