Following the launch of the Xbox Series X and PS5, the use of ray tracing in video games has been steadily going up. Several excellent titles have utilized the technology and produced fantastic results but there are also some upcoming games that are worth pointing out. Let’s take a look at all of them here.
Resident Evil Village
Only six months ago, it seemed somewhat unreasonable that a game could push for 4K visuals with ray tracing at anything higher than 30 FPS on Xbox Series X and PS5. Not only does Capcom’s Resident Evil Village achieve this but it looks mighty good as well. A quick stroll through Castle Dimitrescu’s main hall showcases the splendor of its shiny floors and the various reflections they create. But even when navigating through the titular village, puddles create realistic reflections. Ray tracing also produces softer shadows and more realistic ambient lighting from sources like fire. And it does all of this while maintaining a consistent frame rate and resolution (both on consoles and the recommended PC hardware).