Alan Wake 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the popular game, received exciting news at Gamescom 2023. NVIDIA confirmed that the game would support full-fledged path tracing and NVIDIA DLSS 3.5 on PC, allowing for enhanced graphics and a more immersive gaming experience. The new Ray Reconstruction technique, powered by AI, promises to render the fully ray-traced world of Alan Wake 2 even more beautifully, rivaling the graphics showcased in Cyberpunk 2077. While the PC system requirements are yet to be announced, it is expected that they will be demanding for those who wish to enable path tracing.
The good news for players is that owning a high-end PC is not a requirement to enjoy the full extent of the features. Alan Wake 2 will be available on launch day through GeForce NOW, a cloud gaming platform, where Ultimate subscribers can also benefit from path tracing and DLSS 3.5. This means that players can still enjoy the stunning visuals and immersive gameplay even without owning a powerful gaming rig.
In addition to the technical upgrades, a new trailer for Alan Wake 2 was unveiled during Gamescom 2023, giving fans a glimpse of the protagonist trapped in a nightmarish version of New York City. The game is set to release on October 27th for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series S|X. Initially, the release was delayed to avoid competition with other game releases in early October. The storyline of Alan Wake 2 revolves around a series of ritualistic murders in Bright Falls, a small town surrounded by wilderness, with the protagonist, Alan Wake, trying to escape his nightmarish prison and retain his sanity. Alongside him is FBI agent Saga Anderson, investigating the murders and discovering a horror story that starts to come true. The two heroes’ journeys intertwine, connecting different realities and affecting the worlds around them.