Nvidia Pick Your Path Bundle
Published: 4th November 2014 | Source: Nvidia |
Nvidia Pick Your Path Bundle
It’s the final months of the year, and as always that means a rush of new triple-A games that promise to excite and delight over the Holiday season. This year, Assassin’s Creed Unity, Far Cry 4 and The Crew are tipped to take the glory in their respective genres, and to ensure the definitive versions are found on PC we’ve teamed up with Ubisoft to add NVIDIA GameWorks effects to each, bringing richer, more detailed experiences to your desktop.
Enabling ultra settings and the many GameWorks effects will require serious pixel-pushing prowess, as each game makes full use of today’s systems. For many that will mean an upgrade is in order, and from today if you upgrade your system with a GeForce GTX 980, 970, 780 Ti or 780, or buy a new GeForce GTX 900M notebook, you can pick the path of an assassin, a freedom fighter, or a racer, and downloadAssassin’s Creed Unity, Far Cry 4, or The Crew for free. For further details scroll down, or visit the Pick Your Path Bundle homepage.
If a top-tier GPU or system is out of your price range, but you still want to enjoy the three games at 1920x1080 with some settings dialed down, the GeForce GTX 750 Ti and GeForce GTX 750 are affordable options. And like their bigger, faster brothers, they are part of a new bundle, one which gives you $150 of in-game currency to spend as you please in War Thunder, Strife, and Infinite Crisis. For further details scroll down, or visit the Fall 2014 Free To Play Bundle homepage.
Pick Your Path Holiday Bundle
Assassin’s Creed Unity, Far Cry 4 and The Crew are designed to make the most of NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics cards, and PCs in general, with superior texturing, higher-quality effects, greater detail, and a whole host of PC-exclusive NVIDIA GameWorks technologies that further improve image quality. Below we’ll outline the effects and features of each; if you’re looking for specifics about gameplay to help you Pick Your Path, check out our game preview piece.
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag was a looker, but with a newly-minted iteration of AnvilNext at their disposal Ubisoft Montreal have eclipsed their previous work by some margin, bringing to life an incredibly detailed French Revolution-era Paris in Assassin’s Creed Unity. If you’ve yet to see the game in action, Unity boasts near-perfect recreations of key areas, the latest rendering technologies, hundreds of on-screen characters, new stealth mechanics, and seamlessly integrated co-operative multiplayer.
As with Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, the game’s graphical fidelity is amplified on PC with the addition of NVIDIA-developed GameWorks technologies. On the streets, rooftops, and many other areas, DirectX 11 tessellation adds extra geometric detail, turning a flat road into an accurately-recreated cobblestone street, and a flatly-rendered architectural masterpiece into a detailed, accurately-shadowed, pixel perfect recreation.
Shadow and shading enhancements in the form of PCSS and HBAO+ can be found game-wide, also. Percentage Closer Soft Shadows (PCSS) convert all dynamic shadows into contact-hardening soft shadows, which better reflect the behavior of shadows in the real world, which soften as the distance from the originating shadow caster lengthens. HBAO+, meanwhile, adds accurate shadowing where two surfaces or objects meet, significantly improving the depth and detail of every scene.
Finally, NVIDIA TXAA anti-aliasing removes almost all aliasing and temporal aliasing, resulting in a clear, smooth game, free from unsightly flickering and shimmering, immersing you in the action-adventure gameplay that begins November 11th.
In addition to featuring the same HBAO+, PCSS and TXAA tech found in Assassin’s Creed Unity, Far Cry 4goes two steps further with the introduction of high-quality DirectX 11 God Rays, as previously seen in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, and wide-scale use of NVIDIA HairWorks. With HairWorks, all of Far Cry 4’s fluffy creatures gain lifelike fur that reacts realistically to wind, movement, and other forces, upping realism as they try to rip out your throat.
Together with increased draw distances and other PC improvements, Far Cry 4’s NVIDIA GameWorks enhancements result in a stunning game world that is light years beyond the attractive environs of 2012’s Far Cry 3, and night-and-day better than the versions on other platforms. If you pick the path of the freedom fighter, you’ll see for yourself on November 18th.
The Crew is the latest contender to the arcade racing crown, but unlike most contenders it benefits from greatly improved PC graphics, HBAO+, TXAA, and support for G-SYNC Surround, triple-screen monitor configurations, giving racers highly immersive views of the fast-paced, action-packed races.
To race for victory, pick The Crew and kick back with your racing wheel on December 2nd.
Pick Your Path & Free To Play Fall 2014 Bundles Available Now
With a new NVIDIA GeForce GTX GPU or system, you’ll receive the definitive experience when playingAssassin’s Creed Unity, Far Cry 4, The Crew, War Thunder, Strife, and Infinite Crisis this Fall. The industry-leading The Way It’s Meant To Be Played developer program ensures that these and many other games make full use of GeForce GTX technologies and features, giving NVIDIA GPU users an experience that cannot be found on any other platform or system.
Buyers of the Pick Your Path bundle can choose between three of the most anticipated AAA Fall titles, each showcasing the full capabilities of their newly-purchased GPUs, and buyers of the Free To Play Fall 2014 Bundle will receive $150 of in-game currency to spend in three popular F2P games, which are sure to keep them busy this Holiday season and beyond.
For a list of participating Pick Your Path Bundle retailers and e-tailers head to the Pick Your Path bundle landing page, and for a list of participating Free To Play Bundle retailers and e-tailers, head to the Free To Play Bundle Landing Page.
If you are buying a GeForce GTX GPU, system or notebook please ensure the seller is participating in the respective offers – NVIDIA cannot provide download codes and coupons for purchases made at non-participating retailers and e-tailers.
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