• Hey, guest user. Hope you're enjoying NeoGAF! Have you considered registering for an account? Come join us and add your take to the daily discourse.
  • The Politics forum has been nuked. Please do not bring political discussion to the rest of the site, or you will be removed. Thanks.

Rumor Bioshock RTX Remaster from the Nvidia leak may be real after all

KyoZz

Member
Jan 21, 2018
3,659
15,492
955
31
Bordeaux, France
Thanks to a detective work from a Reddit user, we have some salt to add to the recent Nvidia leak:



All 3 games are being tested internally by 2K as found on SteamDB.

But first, the famous Nvidia list:
Here we see there are two games listed for Bioshock. One is Bioshock 2022 and the other is Bioshock RTX Remaster (Might want to ctrl + f and look for Bioshock as the list is big)

Here are the 3 depots being worked on for each game:
Bioshock Remastered: updated yesterday
Bioshock Remastered 2: also updated yesterday
Bioshock Infinite: updated 10 days ago



As you can see the testing has been going on quite recently which leads me to believe that there is some sort of update that is coming and coupled with the Nvidia leak for the RTX Remaster I'm taking an educated guess that it's the RTX Remaster that is in the works.

Though GAFFER?

Source
 
Last edited:

lmimmfn

Member
Sep 23, 2014
1,177
1,441
635
Ireland
Totally down for a Bioshock RTX remaster, provided the price is right...or it's free. The lighting in that game would be simply incredible to behold with ray-tracing. Let's hope this is true!
We already had a remaster on PC.
 

Kokoloko85

Member
Sep 26, 2019
4,270
5,339
485
Didnt the nvidia leak show Mario games too? Cant say I can take much of it seriously
 

dvdvideo

Member
Sep 15, 2005
3,094
3,332
1,690
Funny I just fired up the remaster fir both bioshock 1 and 2, was remarking on how good they look. Rt would be fantastic for this particular game.
 

Kilau

Member
Dec 12, 2013
3,932
4,887
710
The list had everything so of course some of it is real and some is likely to be placeholder and nothing more.
 

Butch_0451

Member
Jul 1, 2020
150
184
290
If we’re gonna go through a remake phase this gen then I still don’t know what’s taking 2K so long to give this one it’s turn. Shouldn’t be only an RTX update but a complete remake.
 
Last edited:
Nov 16, 2011
2,775
64
845
I'm not 100% sure if they also show up in SteamDB depot updates but keep in mind things like redistributables get updated at times and you can see an older game download an update but it was just a .NET redis update or something.

That said, I'd be up for an RTX version of Bioshock, ala Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition.
 

01011001

Member
Dec 4, 2018
8,255
12,907
620
glad to see Infinite there, because that's the only one I would ever replay...
 

Ryu Kaiba

Member
Sep 12, 2018
1,405
2,245
515
Here's what it looks like ReShade RTGI
I can see that it looks "better" the lighting looks more natural, but it's not a difference most people will notice while moving through a game.
It's weird the emphasis put on !!Reflections!! in water or in windows but I never notice they're missing unless I'm looking for them in rtx comparison videos.
 
  • LOL
Reactions: Bernkastel

01011001

Member
Dec 4, 2018
8,255
12,907
620
I can see that it looks "better" the lighting looks more natural, but it's not a difference most people will notice while moving through a game.
It's weird the emphasis put on !!Reflections!! in water or in windows but I never notice they're missing unless I'm looking for them in rtx comparison videos.

the reflections here are not raytraced, they simply use SSR... which sucks... SSR is terrible
 

skit_data

Member
Nov 3, 2020
2,824
6,888
455
One of the games that woyld benefit greatly from it. Gimme fluid simulation as well.
 

Cryio

Member
May 18, 2021
120
108
215
So SSR is RT now? Or RT is only used to lighting?
SSR is not RT, it's in the name: "screen space". SSR is also part of normal ReShade, it's not part of Pascal Glitcher's RTGI.

Only the GI and Ambient Occlusion is path traced in the paid mod for ReShade.
 

Rikkori

Member
May 9, 2020
2,704
5,122
470
RT Lighting and Reflections would definitely help Bioshock.
Not really. In fact these types of dark games are the worst for RT "remastering" because so much is obscured, so the benefits are more limited & then in linear games like this you can also more easily use pre-baked lighting for a lot of things; not to mention you want to retain the same atmosphere so you can't just add RT and let it do its thing else you lose the charm (like what happened with Metro Exodus EE to a certain extent, where the new full RTGI overbrightened a lot of scenes even compared to the previous RTGI). Plus for RT to shine (heh) you really need an overhaul of materials, and then for it to look high res you need to re-do the assets etc. which is not gonna happen because that's very expensive to do. Short of a remake with expanded levels and everything it's not going to be that big of a deal IMO.

 

JackSparr0w

Member
Sep 8, 2021
62
153
200
I played Bioshock 2 with fake reshade RT and that was incredible enough. Can't even imagine how good the real thing would be with some 4k textures. The gameplay on the other hand felt quite oudated.
 

winjer

Member
Aug 3, 2021
471
1,069
305
Bioshock could benefit a lot from RT illumination and shadows, for all those dark gloomy levels.
And with all that water, RT reflections would be a great show case too.
Infinite would not benefit as much from this. But global illumination could do wonders with all those colorful levels.