NVIDIA announced Half-Life 2 RTX: An RTX Remix Project at Gamescom last year, bringing the 2004 classic to new life through the Half-Life community and using the company’s RTX Remix tools.
Now, it’s debuted a brand-new trailer for Half-Life 2 at CES 2024 showing the iconic location of Ravenholm, and the difference in atmosphere that full ray-tracing, physically based rendering and new geometric detail makes to the already-moody environment is massive. Granted, with overhauls like this you’ll always see just a touch of the original personality lost in translation, but a pretty decent job has been done here, I reckon. The new version of the game will also support a host of other NVIDIA technologies like DLSS 3.5, Reflex and RTX IO.
NVIDIA also revealed as part of its CES presentations that the NVIDIA RTX Remix toolset itself is entering an open beta on January 22nd, giving savvy users the opportunity to try their hand at creating their own RTX Remixes of their favourite (compatible) games. You can learn more about what it all involves right here.
There’s still no release date for Half-Life 2 RTX, but take a look at the trailer below: