Wolfenstein: Youngblood will not support raytracing at launch

Wolfenstein: Youngblood will not support raytracing at launch

Wolfenstein: Youngblood will not support raytracing at launch

In a recent interview, Jerk Gustafsson, an Executive producer at Machine Games, has confirmed that Wolfenstein: Youngblood will not include realtime raytracing at launch, despite being a bundled title with Nvidia’s RTX series graphics cards. 

While Machine Games still plans to support the feature within the game, day-1 players will have to make do with the game’s standard graphics options. At this time Nvidia is working with Machine Games to deliver real-time raytracing within Wolfenstein Youngblood, with Gustafsson claiming that “it’ll be good” without confirming how ray tracing will impact Youngblood’s visuals. 

Wolfenstein: Youngblood utilises the Vulkan API and will use Nvidia’s VKRay API extension to enable support for RTX raytracing. At this time it is unknown whether or not Wolfenstein Youngblood will ever support ray tracing outside of Nvidia’s RTX hardware. At this time it is unknown whether or not Wolfenstein Youngblood will support Nvidia Adaptive Shading (NAS) at launch, a feature that’s also known as Variable Rate Shading, which is currently available in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. 
   

Wolfenstein: Youngblood will not support raytracing at launch  

Wolfenstein: Youngblood will be one of the first games to set a minimum GPU VRAM requirement of 4GB, placing older 2GB and 3GB graphics cards on the road to obsolescence. 

Minimum:

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Win7, 8.1, or 10 (64-Bit versions)
Processor: AMD FX-8350/Ryzen 5 1400 or Intel Core i5-3570/i7-3770
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GTX 770 4GB (Current available GPU GTX1650) or AMD equivalent
Storage: 40 GB available space

Recommended:

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Win7, 8.1, or 10 64-Bit
Processor: AMD FX-9370/Ryzen 5 1600X or Intel Core i7-4770
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB (Current available GPU RTX2060) or AMD equivalent
Storage: 40 GB available space

Wolfenstein Youngblood released on July 26th on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. 

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