Half-Life 2 is getting the RTX treatment

Posted on Saturday, August 26 2023 @ 21:42 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
A group of the most skilled Half-Life 2 modders is working on a new remaster of the game using NVIDIA's RTX Remix. The project is still early in development but may offer some solace to those still waiting for Half-Life 3. The original Half-Life 2 was released in 2004, it used to be one of the most popular game franchises from Valve but a big third installment never arrived. These days, Valve makes most of its money from Steam so whether we'll ever see Half-Life 3 remains a big mystery.
Half-Life 2 RTX: An RTX Remix Project is a new community-made remaster of one of the highest-rated games of all time, Valve’s Half-Life 2. Half-Life 2 RTX is being developed by four of Half-Life 2’s top mod teams, now known as Orbifold Studios. Using the latest version of RTX Remix, the modders are rebuilding materials with Physically Based Rendering (PBR) properties, adding extra geometric detail via Valve’s Hammer editor, and leveraging NVIDIA technologies including full ray tracing, DLSS 3, Reflex, and RTX IO to deliver a fantastic experience for GeForce RTX gamers. Take a first look at the announce trailer for Half-Life 2 RTX: An RTX Remix Project.
The trailer looks impressive, besides RTX the mod also has new higher-resolution models and textures! A release date is unknown.

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