Metro Exodus has DLSS Support Confirmed, Ray Traced Global Illumination Included on Day One

Written by Jon Sutton on Mon, Feb 11, 2019 12:45 PM
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The list of actual reasons to own at Nvidia GeForce RTX graphics card is slowly growing. Team Green has confirmed DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) will be coming to Metro Exodus alongside the already confirmed real-time ray-traced global illumination effects.

Alongside Battlefield V, Metro Exodus will be one of the chief advertisements for Nvidia’s much-hyped RTX features. DLSS delivers boosted performance while offering greater image quality over Temporal Anti-aliasing.  The tech uses machine learning to predict altered pixels on a per frame basis and can result in dramatically improve frame rates, at least in synthetic benchmark tests.

Considering just how demanding Metro Exodus is going be when judged by its system requirements, DLSS could be a vital tool in delivering stable frame rates at higher graphics settings.

Alongside DLSS, Metro Exodus will have support for Ray Traced Global Illumination on launch day this Friday. Battlefield V focused purely on reflections while Metro Exodus will depict realistic lighting based upon the position of the sun, causing shadows to move realistically and creating realistic physics-based lighting based upon each and every object found within the environment. Ray-tracing will inevitably be an incredibly demanding graphics option but its demands should hopefully be offset a little with the help of DLSS.

Both of these features will be exclusive to Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 20 series graphics cards.

The first batch of 28 games that will support DLSS now looks like this:

  • Ark: Survival Evolved
  • Anthem
  • Atomic Heart
  • Battlefield V
  • Dauntless
  • Final Fantasy 15
  • Fractured Lands
  • Hitman 2
  • Islands of Nyne
  • Justice
  • JX3
  • Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries
  • Metro Exodus
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Remnant: From the Ashes
  • Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  • The Forge Arena
  • We Happy Few
  • Darksiders III
  • Deliver Us The Moon: Fortuna
  • Fear the Wolves
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • KINETIK
  • Outpost Zero
  • Overkill’s The Walking Dead
  • SCUM
  • Stormdivers

Of these games, only Final Fantasy XV actually has DLSS support in at the time of writing, with Battlefield V getting support patched in tomorrow. The other games are either not out or waiting on updates to patch in the additional support.

Metro Exodus is out this Friday, February 15th, on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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07:08 Feb-12-2019

I thought Battlefield already got RTX/DLSS patched in. Or was that only RTX earlier ?

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15:13 Feb-11-2019

think i´ll be just fine with a 10 series card...

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15:52 Feb-11-2019

Yeah, you don't need reflections in order to enjoy the game.

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14:49 Feb-11-2019

hmm apparently i was wrong with my speculation, but im still not sure about it, there are few games that supposed to have rtx but they still dont have it, anthem, shadow of the tomb raider im looking at you.

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13:48 Feb-11-2019

I honestly wouldn't care about Nvidia's technologies if I had two GTX 2080Ti stacked up. Not after all of their shady, performance wrecking history with so many games.

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13:38 Feb-11-2019

Nvidia is saying a lot of things...
It will be confirmed when people are able to use it in game.

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