“Rock solid” 60 FPS and impressive lighting techniques.
Battlefield V was presented at Gamescom a few days ago, and even beyond that, we got to learn a lot more about the game, since it was playable at the event. During a presentation on the game at the event (via DSO Gaming), DICE’s technical director Christian Holmquist also revealed that the demo of the game at the event was running at a 1080p revolution, and more impressively, at a frame rate of 60 FPS. What’s even more impressive is that the game was also making use of Nvidia’s Ray Tracing technology, powered by the GeForce RTX.
For those of you who don’t know, Ray Tracing is basically a technique that is, in the simples of terms, used to achieve significantly more realistic lighting effects (though obviously there’s a lot more to it than that). Holmquist described how using the RTX Ray Tracing Technology helped them achieve a great amount of visual detail in their game, stating, “It’s always been important to us as a studio to stay one step ahead as we look to increase the graphical fidelity in games. With this new Nvidia RTX platform, more detail than ever before can now be seen on the battlefield, from recognizing the flash of a muzzle being reflected off a car to spotting the detailed reflection of a devastated facade in a splash of water on the ground. Things in the environment will feel more lifelike and real and all-out war will never look the same.”
Regarding some doubts whether the game actually runs at 60 FPS, DICE media editor Jonas Gammelholm, as well as Holmquist, stated, “We also saw some questions on the Internet before, reading some comments saying that ‘we are confused, the demo is running in slow-motion, so how is the game running in real-time?’ And we are of course… it’s all fine. It’s 60 FPS, it’s rock solid.”
If you want to see how exactly Ray Tracing will alter the visual quality of the game, you can check out the video below (uploaded by Youtube channel HotHardware), which shows demos of the game using RTX Ray Tracing technology. Battlefield V is set to release for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on October 19.