What you need to know

  • NVIDIA has showcased ten new RTX-enabled games at Gamescom 2019, including Minecraft, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and Watch Dogs Legion.
  • Packing real-time ray-tracing, global illumination, among other enhancements, the titles translate richer than ever.

Graphics titan NVIDIA has kicked off Gamescom 2019 with a fresh lineup of ray-tracing titles, showcasing its flagship RTX platform in action. Among the highlights lies a visual revamp headed to Minecraft on PC, alongside a tease of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare campaign footage, Watch Dogs Legion, and other upcoming blockbusters leveraging the technology.

NVIDIA has hosted numerous RTX-enabled experiences, featuring titles running across its latest card roster with effects both enabled and absent. The footage (via Eurogamer) highlights examples of real-time ray-tracing, global illumination, among other augmentations planned for these titles. The result is advanced lighting, shadows, and reflections, conveying complex, high-fidelity locales.

Among the standouts is Minecraft, succeeding the recently-canceled Super Duper Graphics Pack with direct collaboration between Microsoft and NVIDIA. Debuting official ray-tracing, global illumination, water reflections, and improved textures, the upgrade means substantial changes for the blocky adventure sandbox.

Catch a full roundup of NVIDIA's latest RTX demonstrations on its YouTube channel.