Red Dead Redemption 2 will be released for PCs tomorrow, on 5 November. You’d think that the PC version will come with more than just better performance, such as support for ray tracing. Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be the case.
Late last week, Nvidia posted a few screenshots of the game on Twitter, with its GeForce RTX logo. This led to rumours that the game’s PC version will come with ray tracing. Nvidia has since shot those rumours down in a followup tweet.
Just a heads up to avoid confusion – the GeForce RTX logo here references our GeForce RTX 20 series products. Red Dead Redemption 2 does not have ray tracing.
— NVIDIA GeForce (@NVIDIAGeForce) October 31, 2019
To be fair, The GeForce RTX label does look pretty similar to that of the RTX On. That latter one, as you can see below in a screenshot for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, is the one that actually denotes that ray tracing is available. But even without ray tracing, the PC version is set to be the most visually impressive version available.
As mentioned earlier, Red Dead Redemption 2 will be released on PC tomorrow, on 5 November 2019. Here’s the list of minimum and recommended system specs for the game, if you’re wondering of your PC will be able to run it. If you want to know if it’ll be worth your time and money, hopefully our review of the PS4 version will help you decide.