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Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action
Publisher: Bethesda
Developer: MachineGames
Release Date: July 26, 2019

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'Wolfenstein: Youngblood' (ALL) To Adopt Ray Tracing on PC, Bundled with NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs

by Rainier on May 27, 2019 @ 12:17 a.m. PDT

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a co-op experience from MachineGames, the studio that developed the critically acclaimed Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.

Set in 1980, 19 years after BJ Blazkowicz ignited the second American Revolution, Wolfenstein: Youngblood introduces the next Blazkowicz generation to the fight against the Nazis.

Play as one of BJ's twin daughters, Jess and Soph, as you search for your missing father in Nazi-occupied Paris. Players can play through the game as either a cooperative, two-player experience or a single-player adventure.

Deluxe Edition – Invite a Friend to Play for Free with the Buddy Pass

Wolves hunt together, and the Wolfenstein: Youngblood Deluxe Edition’s Buddy Pass will allow owners to partner up with a friend, even if the friend doesn’t own the game. Deluxe Edition owners will be able to provide their exclusive Buddy Pass to one friend at a time, allowing them to download and play Wolfenstein: Youngblood for free, as long as they play with the owner of the Deluxe Edition. Players that are playing for free on the Buddy Pass can choose to upgrade to the full game at any time to play on their own or with other players online.

The Deluxe Edition also comes with a suite of cool cosmetic bonuses, including the Cyborg Skin Pack, providing the sisters with sleek and intimidating titanium alloy versions of their Power Suit, guns, combat knives and hatchets.

NVIDIA and Bethesda announced that Wolfenstein: Youngblood will include support for real-time ray-tracing effects, NVIDIA Adaptive Shading and other advanced gaming technologies that will let gamers experience the rich realism and depth of the game’s visuals.

To celebrate the return of the Wolfenstein franchise, NVIDIA kicked off a “Born to Hunt” bundle for GeForce RTX GPUs, starting today. For a limited time, gamers will receive Wolfenstein: Youngblood, which is scheduled to release on July 26, with the purchase of an eligible GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, 2080, 2070 or 2060 GPU-equipped graphics card, desktop PC or laptop.

Ray tracing is the advanced graphics technique used to give movies their ultra-realistic visual effects. NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs contain specialized processor cores designed specifically to accelerate ray tracing so the visual effects in games can be rendered in real time.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is an innovative take on the original franchise, which has a rich history of using forward-looking technologies to set its games apart,” said Matt Wuebbling, head of GeForce marketing at NVIDIA. “Bethesda’s use of ray tracing will dramatically enhance the image quality, while NVIDIA Adaptive Shading will boost performance.”

“With Wolfenstein: Youngblood, a whole new generation of gamers could be getting their first exposure to the Wolfenstein franchise, and we want to make sure it blows them away,” Jim Kjellin, chief technology officer at MachineGames, the developer for Wolfenstein: Youngblood. “With NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX GPUs, we have access to technologies that deliver spectacular images and still maintain the performance necessary for flawless gameplay.”

Ray tracing brings real-time, cinematic-quality rendering to content creators and game developers. Wolfenstein: Youngblood uses NVIDIA VKRay, an extension that allows any developer using the Vulkan API to add ray-traced effects to their games.

NVIDIA Adaptive Shading is a new, advanced shading technique that enables developers to improve performance and achieve a real-time visual fidelity previously impossible in games. By adjusting the rate at which portions of the screen are shaded, the technology reduces the work the GPU has to do, which boosts performance without denigrating image quality.

More gaming technologies will be announced closer to the launch of the game.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is coming to PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch on July 26, 2019.


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