Square Enix is one of the best Japanese studios when it comes to graphics, that much is true. Previous demo showcases did a wonderful job in showing us what the future of games had in store in terms of graphical power. Seeing the latest from Luminous Productions, a studio owned by Square, revealing their new Ray Tracing demo is something worth looking at.
In only two minutes, the Back Stage clip features a young woman sitting at her makeup station and applying her make up. Powered by a single GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, that runs in real-time with full path-traced ray tracing, and advanced form of ray tracing. This enables real-time rendering in the lighting, reflections, and shadows. There’s an unprecedented amount of detail in the scene and the result is stunning.
“Back Stage is a showcase demo of our work to answer the question, “How can you use ray tracing in a next-generation game?” says Takeshi Aramaki, head of Luminous Productions, “GeForce RTX graphics cards have power beyond our imagination, and with NVIDIA’s technology even real-time path tracing has become a reality. Together with Luminous Engine and RTX technology, we have taken one more step forward towards the kind of beautiful and realistic game that we strive to create.”