Nvidia plans more ray-traced remasters of PC classics, starting with a game 'you know and love'

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Quake 2 with ray-traced graphics (opens in new tab) was just the start. Nvidia has kicked off a new "remastering program" that will spruce up the visuals of PC classics, starting "with a title that you know and love" but that remains secret for now.

The news comes from a job posting (opens in new tab) at Nvidia's Lightspeed Studios, spotted by DSOGaming (opens in new tab). "We’re cherry-picking some of the greatest titles from the past decades and bringing them into the ray tracing age, giving them state-of-the-art visuals while keeping the gameplay that made them great," Nvidia said in the job description.

Lightspeed Studios is responsible for Quake 2 RTX: before that, it largely worked on porting PC games such as Half-Life 2, Doom 3, and Portal to the Nvidia Shield Android device.

Quake 2 RTX, as the name suggests, was only available on RTX graphics cards. It was available for free to anyone that owned the original, and the first three levels were free for everyone else: it seems like a fair model, and I hope Nvidia sticks with it in future.

What games would you like to see Nvidia remaster?

Thanks, Polygon (opens in new tab).

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.