NVIDIA and the modder community have announced a remaster of Half-Life 2 powered by RTX Remix: here are all the details and the first images.
During the opening day of Gamescom, nvidia attended an event dedicated to all the news ready to hit PC, from the announcement of DLSS 3.5 to the arrival of Game Pass PC to GeForce NOW. Among all the proclamations there was also room to present a new project that will make many fans happy, namely an improved version of Half-Life 2 thanks to the proprietary RTX Remix technology.
New life for Half-Life 2
The Half-Life 2 community has started developing a remastered version with the help of RTX Remix. Thanks to the latter, modders are rebuilding all materials such as shaders and in-game assets, adding additional geometric details via Valve’s Hammer editor, and leveraging NVIDIA technologies including full ray tracing, DLSS 3, Reflex. and RTX IO to deliver an extraordinary experience. to owners of GeForce RTX video cards.
Unfortunately, a release date has not yet been announced and NVIDIA has stated that the community has just started development on “Half-Life 2 RTX: An RTX Remix Project”. Four of the main Half-Life 2 modding teams have come together and intend to involve the entire modding community to help create “Half-Life 2 RTX”, encouraging everyone to join Orbifold Studios and help make this remastered. Below is the announcement trailer.
Return to City 17
Thanks to NVIDIA RTX Remix, many games will be able to live a second life and shine again thanks to an improved appearance and graphics and higher performance. This all started with another iconic game, namely Portal, and soon we may get our hands on a “new” Half-Life 2.
For those unfamiliar with this iconic first-person shooter, you’ll be able to take the chance to relive one of Valve’s most successful chapters, released in 2004 on PC and then coming to consoles in the years that followed. Are you ready to take on the role of Gordon Freeman again to uncover the mysteries behind the Black Mesa crash?