Last month following Doom Eternal's 1-year anniversary, id Software confirmed that some major updates would be coming to the game later this year. It looks like one of those could be the long-awaited ray-tracing upgrade.
Nvidia is hosting a Computex keynote later today and Bethesda has confirmed that Doom Eternal will be featured during the event. In a tweet, the publisher says “hell never looked so good”, indicating a graphical upgrade. Nvidia has also begun teasing its Computex appearance, which will include updates on a number of games, including Doom Eternal, Escape from Tarkov and Rainbow Six Siege.
When id Software announced Doom Eternal in 2019, the studio did mention that they were working on raytracing support, but the game ended up launching with standard lighting techniques instead.
Now that there is more ray-tracing capable hardware out in the wild, including graphics cards from Nvidia and AMD, as well as both the Xbox Series X and PS5 consoles, Doom Eternal will have a chance to be back in the spotlight.
Nvidia's Computex keynote is taking place at 10PM PT on the 31st of May. Here in the UK, that works out to be 6AM on June 1st. We are also expecting to see the RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti graphics cards announced during this event.
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