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Nvidia clarifies that Red Dead Redemption 2 doesn't support Raytracing after misleading Tweet

Maybe they shouldn't have watermarked their screenshots as 'Geforce RTX'?

Nvidia clarifies that Red Dead Redemption 2 doesn't support Raytracing after misleading Tweet

Nvidia clarifies that Red Dead Redemption 2 doesn't support Raytracing after confusing Tweet

Earlier this week, Nvidia's Twitter account released three new screenshots for Rockstar Games' Red Dead Redemption 2, showcasing the game's PC visuals in "glorious 4K", watermarking said images with Geforce RTX logos. 

Nvidia's Tweet implied that Red Dead Redemption 2 supported RTX raytracing, mentioning only Nvidia's RTX 20 series of graphics while showcasing screenshots of the game where Red Dead Redemption 2's lighting was getting showcased. This article is to clarify that Red Dead Redemption 2 lacks support for hardware-accelerated raytracing, which will hopefully put an end to the "Does Red Dead Redemption 2 support raytracing/RTX" discussions that are popping up online. 

While Nvidia later clarified that "Red Dead Redemption 2 does not have ray tracing" in its original Tweet; we must note that Nvidia's regional Twitter accounts, such as Nvidia Geforce UK, are releasing the same Tweet without any alterations or Nvidia's clarification. With this in mind, we feel that it is appropriate to clarify that Red Dead Redemption 2 lacks support for raytracing.

Nvidia could have avoided this confusion if they watermarked their images with a generic (non-RTX) Geforce logo or simply mentioned their GTX 16 series in their Tweet. Remember the GTX 1660 Super? The graphics card that Nvidia release this week that exceeds Red Dead Redemption 2's recommended PC system requirements? There is no reason not to mention the GTX 16 series here...  
 



While we understand why Nvidia wants to push its highest-end gaming products, but if Nvidia wants to make its RTX branding synonymous with raytracing, they need to avoid mistakes like this in the future. Placing the RTX logo on a game suggests that it supports an AI-powered technology like DLSS or supports raytracing on RTX series graphics cards. 

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01-11-2019, 08:19:50

demonking
Just a heads up to avoid confusion. We have paid Rockstar to put our logo on these screenshots. None of the features that are key for our products are included in this game but we need to saturate the market with RTX branding. Red dead redemption 2 does not have raytracing.

Perhaps a GeForce logo next time then hey Nvidia?Quote
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