RTX in Subnautica

SwampleSwample IsraelMembers Join Date: 2020-08-29 Member: 263658Posts: 2 Fully active user
Hey what do you think of RTX (Real time ray tracing) in Subnautica? I think if it could work, it would look amazing. I mean, just think of all the reflective surfaces!


  • permeakrapermeakra Moscow/RussiaMembers Join Date: 2020-08-18 Member: 263386Posts: 11 Fully active user
    First, majority of cards and consoles do not support RTX with even remotely acceptable framerate. Those that do suffer from impressive performance drop on RTX-enabled games.
    Second, lightning with RTX and without RTX need different approach to design, increasing load of design team.

    Consequently, it's a lot of work for little gain.
  • ObraxisObraxis Subnautica Animator & Generalist, NS2 PersonSuper Administrators, Forum Admins, NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators, NS2 Developer, Constellation, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Silver, WC 2013 - Supporter, Subnautica Developer, Pistachionauts Join Date: 2004-07-24 Member: 30071Posts: 3,013 admin
    We wont be doing RTX in Subnautica or Below Zero. It would require a re-work of all of the lighting in both games.

    If NS2 fails, follow my Nuke From Orbit Guide.

    NS2 Discord: https://discord.gg/0TKQwZWu7JEPeAgW

    Subnautica Discord: https://discord.gg/subnautica

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