The first I wanted to do when I finally got my RTX enabled video card, the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti was to play some ray tracing enabled games. Except, there were only a handful of games and several of which were a bit disappointing. Thankfully, we’re about to get more than enough ray tracing enabled games pushed in our faces during the upcoming months. Several of which I’m looking forward to very much.
DOOM Eternal (November 22, 2019)
While not officially announced, ID Software’s Marty Stratton did let it slip during Giant Bomb’s @Nite Show that Ray Tracing will make an appearance in DOOM Eternal.
Quake II RTX (June 6, 2019)
Yep, one of the best first-person shooters of all time, Quake II, is in this list. Thanks to Nvidia’s efforts, Quake II has been given the ray tracing treatment and as of June 6th, 2019, they will release the first three levels of the game for free. Meaning that owners of GeForce RTX graphics card or other capable hardware will be able to play the game in its new remastered form. Or you can purchase the full version of the game on Steam and play the entire game in RTX goodness.
Assetto Corsa Competizione (May 29, 2019)
Ok, this one is a bit late, in both mentioning it and it’s release. Having been in early access for what seems like forever, Assetto Corsa Competizione was finally released on May 29, 2019. The next racing in the Assetto Corsa series brings what made the first game so amazing and dials it up. Now with ray tracing involved, the game that already looked beautiful, but now has been taken in another level.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Oct. 25, 2019)
Your eyes aren’t deceiving you. That is a Call of Duty title and yes it will have ray tracing enabled, as confirmed by Nvidia. An old favorite, being rebooted and bringing with it some of the latest graphical technologies with it. Get ready for war, with ray tracing.
Wolfenstein: Youngblood (July 26, 2019)
With their father, the infamous BJ Blazkowicz has gone missing. Which is something that the Blazkowicz twins, Jess and Soph don’t quite like the idea of their father just vanishing. So they do what any daughter would do, raise some hell while looking for me. This time you’ll be able to play entire missions via an optional co-op mode or go it alone. With the Blazkowicz name attached, you know you’re in for a gunfight, only as a Blazkowicz would do it.
MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries (Sept. 10, 2019)
Giant robots, the ultimate massive instruments of destruction. Standing stories tall, these metallic beasts have always been a favorite of mine. The MechWarrior series and I go way back, so I don’t have to tell you how excited I am about MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries. It’s finally coming and it will look amazing with the ray tracing features enabled. It’s going to look way better than it already did. Bring it on, I can’t wait.
Control (August 27, 2019)
From the house that gave us Alan Wake and Quantum Break, comes Control. Yet another title that flirts with the supernatural, gripping storytelling and some really awesome gameplay. You’ll play as secret U.S. government agent, Jesse Faden, an utilize some really cool powers as you try to defeat the mysterious group known as Hiss.
No, your eyes are not deceiving you. Minecraft is getting the RTX treatment, which I’m sure no one asked for. A patch that will be released in the upcoming year will add the features to the game and will only be available for the Windows 10 version.
That’s it for now, but that’s never the end. We’ll keep updating this list as more ray tracing titles are announced and are giving release dates. As always, if we missed something or you know of an upcoming RTX enabled game, we’d love to know about it.