A few days ago, it was reported that the upcoming shooter from EA DICE, the Battlefield V will use NVIDIA’s new real-time ray tracing (RTX) technology but it was reported that the game struggled to run at the solid 60 fps mark on PC with RTX enabled.
However, it isn’t the case as the Battlefield V demo was played at Gamescom 2018 a few days ago and as per the developers, the game was running at “rock solid” at full HD 1080p and 60 fps. Technical director at DICE Christian Holmquist had a talk after the Gamescom presentation where he said that the team wanted to use the new RTX technology in order to achieve great visual details.
He confirmed that the demo was running at 60 fps and 1080p with RTX enabled. Here is his official response regarding the matter;
“And 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 the game is running in real-time?’ And we are of course… it’s all fine. It’s 60fps, it’s rock solid,”
The statement was issued after the fiasco over social media claiming that the upcoming, high-end GPU RTX 2080Ti was unable to run the game at standard 1080p and 60 fps. According to the developers, having RTX technology in their new game was the team’s mission to increase “graphical fidelity in games” as the technology helps to enable visual details full of environmental reflections and it will be the first game in the franchise to have this technology.
Battlefield V will be released on October 19 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. To promote the new game, the developers have offered free expansion packs of previous games in the franchise, i.e, Battlefield 4 and Battlefield 1. Stay tuned for more updates!