CIG on RTX and Star Citizen

A thread on the Roberts Space Industries forums explores the potential impact of supporting NVIDIA's new RTX technology in Star Citizen, Cloud Imperium's long-in-development space game(s). This is from a couple of weeks ago, before being uncovered by DSOGaming. A supporter presented an odd theory that supporting this would "save you devs so much work farther along and look absolutely spanking." CIG's Ben Parry disagreed, saying, "Not in the slightest. I expect, if we use it, it'll be a massive headache and time-sink but might give us some subtle improvements in looks or performance if we get it right." He expresses doubts that they will pursue this, saying: "I'd love to, it looks like fun, but at the moment we have other high priority tasks on the roadmap." In another post, he describes more of what he thinks supporting RTX would entail:

It's more likely to be a case of "We've got a test-bed scene for a ray-based environment lighting technique, it works for one type of light so far, here's a list of things you can no longer safely have in a room without it breaking, with rough probabilities of how likely we are to work out a solution" ☻

The added headache is that whatever we offered would have to be an "as well" feature rather than an "instead", developing a feature for a single manufacturer's top-end cards means also maintaining feature parity for everyone else's hardware.

Personally I'd like to use it to make the shadows crispier.

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Has hell frozen over? Granted, the reply is from Ben Parry and not cult leader Christ Roberts but this is the FIRST TIME EVAH I have seen one of those maggots say 'no' to adopting new tech.
Does Chris even agree with Ben? Where the fuck is Sherlock Holmes* when you need him most? Someone investigate this shit plz!

On a related note... I'm still waiting for the Mantle support that was promised a few years back!


*P.S.: Dear Sherlock... while you are at it maybe you could also investigate why Chris has only appeared once (January 3rd) and why Sandi has not appeared in a single 'Around the Verse' episode this year while both used to present the format in tandem throughout nearly all of 2018?

Well? Hm? Does it have something to do with the investor stuff? Did Chris and Sandi ride off into the Star Shitizen sunset? Where are they? Caribbean yacht? Jail? Rehab? Recovering from facial beauty surgery? Where?

This comment was edited on Feb 17, 2019, 15:09.
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