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Nvidia to bundle two upcoming games with all RTX GPUs

By Cal Jeffrey · 5 replies
Jul 11, 2019
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  1. Some who had already bought RTX cards were already a bit miffed that Nvidia sprung the Supers so soon. Throwing another game into the package was just an extra slap in the face. Now, the GPU maker has announced it is extending the two-game bundle to all RTX cards and even some select RTX laptops.

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun notes that both Control and Youngblood support ray tracing, although the former is reportedly more taxing than the latter. Therefore, Control will be a little more suited to the beefier cards.

    “Control looks to be by far the meatier ray tracing game of the two, as it’s not only set to get nice-looking ray traced reflections like Battlefield V and contact shadows like Shadow of the Tomb Raider, but it’s also going to have ray traced diffuse global illumination like Metro Exodus. Wolfenstein’s ray tracing support, on the other hand, is a bit more ambiguous – so far all Nvidia has said on the matter is that it will have ‘ray traced effects’ – but given how well its predecessors have run in the past, I’d be surprised if it was as taxing as Control.”

    The promotion runs from today (July 11) to August 18. As with past Nvidia bundles, game codes will be redeemed through the GeForce Experience software. For Control, you will receive a code to pick it up from the Epic Store. For Wolfenstein Youngblood, a code is given for Bethesda’s store. Definitely not the most convenient of bundles, but hey, they’re free games.

    Of course, you’re still going to have to wait a bit to play them. Wolfenstein: Youngblood launches on July 26, and Control’s release date is set for August 27.

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  2. nostromov

    nostromov TS Rookie

    Hey, not only is it an extra slap in the face, but there's also the Wolfenstein: Youngblood Deluxe Edition which has "Buddy Pass", granting a friend access to play alongside you free of charge.

    From the Micro$oft Store:
    • Wolfenstein: Youngblood, $29.99+
    • Wolfenstein: Youngblood Deluxe Edition, $39.99+
    ... So, for $10 (well, ok, per copy - but, whatever :)), they're (nVidia) making sure NOT to give too much away, blah. ;)
    Cal Jeffrey likes this.
  3. darkzelda

    darkzelda TS Evangelist Posts: 360   +153

    30 fps Ray tracing, thanks.
    Cal Jeffrey and Evernessince like this.
  4. toooooot

    toooooot TS Evangelist Posts: 822   +406

    Time to buy some cheap game codes off ebay $_$
    Impudicus and Evernessince like this.
  5. Vulcanproject

    Vulcanproject TS Evangelist Posts: 740   +1,070

    Competition hotting up, prices dropping and freebies being bundled. Be it game passes and games to own

    (y) (Y)(y) (Y)(y) (Y)(y) (Y)(y) (Y)(y) (Y)

    Consumer winning
    Impudicus likes this.
  6. Markoni35

    Markoni35 TS Booster Posts: 196   +93

    I've seen amazing water reflections in Crysis, which is like 12 years old game. I've seen real-time floor reflections in 3D Mark 2001, which was released in the (whatta surprise) year 2001. They didn't have even proper shader language then, let alone hardware ray-tracing. So..... there's no reason for a game not to have flat-glass reflections without specialized hardware. It's just a bait.

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