Real-time ray tracing, or the ability for the chip to simulate
how light rays will bounce around in a visual scene, helps video
games and other computer graphics more closely resemble shadows
and reflections in the real world.
Last week, Nvidia posted quarterly results ahead of Wall Street
targets and said its profitability was getting a boost from new
high-end graphics chips for video gamers.
"I think we've put all of the pieces in place to bring ray
tracing into the future of games. The number of blockbuster
games that have adopted RTX is really snowballing," Nvidia Chief
Executive Officer Jen-Hsun Huang said on a post-earnings call.
Other games which would have the same graphic technology are
Activision Blizzard's <ATVI.O> "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare",
Ubisoft Toronto's "Watch Dogs: Legion" and Tencent NExT Studios'
"Synced: Off Planet", Nvidia said on Monday.
Minecraft, a construction game in which players can build nearly
anything imaginable, block by block, in a digital, Lego-like
world, spread like wildfire since its full release in 2011 by
developer Mojang, which was bought by Microsoft in 2014.
In May this year, Microsoft said 176 million versions of the
game have been sold since its launch.
(Reporting by Sayanti Chakraborty and Munsif Vengattil in
Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel and Arun Koyyur)
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