Nvidia and Ubisoft today announced that Nvidia GeForce RTX is the official graphics platform for Ubisoft's new Watch Dogs: Legion game to be released in 2020.
Watch Dogs: Legion will use real-time ray traces and other advanced gaming technologies developed by Nvidia to create superb graphics in the third title of the "open world" franchise with the action-adventure story Watch Dogs.
"Ubisoft always tries to recreate the cities featured in their games, and ray tracing will add new levels of detail to faithfully reproduce London in Watch Dogs: Legion," says Matt Wuebbling, GeForce's head of marketing at Nvidia.
"Nvidia has been involved with Watch Dogs since the beginning of the franchise, and we're ready to surprise the players with the implementation of ray tracing in the newest title."
Ray Tracing is the advanced graphics technique used to provide realistic visual effects to movies. Graphics Cards Nvidia GeForce RTX integrates specially configured cores to speed ray tracing. Thus, the effects of the games can be rendered in real time.
"Action in Watch Dogs: Legion takes place in a version of the future of London, which is presented with a level of realism that could only be achieved with ray tracing," said Chris Early, vice president of Partnerships and Recipes at Ubisoft. "GeForce RTX is leading the games in the future, so we think it's the perfect platform for Watch Dogs: Legion."
Watch Dogs: Legion will offer new innovations in the game. Players will be able to recruit and play the role of every character in the open world of London, and each of them has a unique history, personality and ability, and can customize their own team. In addition, players can team up with friends to free London in four cooperative missions, challenges and daily events.