Since its extremely profitable launch, we have been overlaying Stray, the cat journey game by BlueTwelve Studio. Following the glowing critic and consumer critiques, a thriving modding scene appeared, together with a first-person mod for enhanced immersion, a Spyro the Dragon mod, and even custom-made mods where you would doubtlessly swap in your private cat because the playable character.

Intriguingly, PC customers may also allow ray tracing just by including -dx12 as a launch parameter on Steam. As you possibly can see within the comparability shots beneath, this provides ray traced reflections, shadows, and ambient occlusion to Stray.

Stray Ray Tracing Can Be Enabled Via DX12, However It’s Vastly Taxing
Stray Ray Tracing Can Be Enabled Via DX12, However It’s Vastly Taxing

Stray appears an important match for ray tracing, provided that it’s set in a cyberpunk-like metropolis populated solely by robots and machines. Unfortunately, the game doesn’t help any picture reconstruction methods like NVIDIA’s Deep Learning Super Sampling or AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution. As such, it isn’t actually playable with ray tracing enabled, even with a high-end graphics card, except you are prepared to drop the rendering decision to 1440p or beneath.

That mentioned, some video games have acquired NVIDIA DLSS and/or AMD FSR properly after their unique launches. Should BlueTwelve Studio add some performance-enhancing method that makes ray tracing really viable, we’ll positively let you recognize.

Meanwhile, this is the abstract of our Stray assessment.

It’s been a while since I’ve performed a game that so vividly introduced its world to life. At occasions Stray even places the likes of Naughty Dog and different AAA giants to disgrace. It’s too unhealthy I couldn’t keep on this darkly-beautiful world just a bit longer, as Stray might be completed in round 6 hours (add one other couple if you wish to clear up all of the collectibles). I’ll admit, I used to be left wanting extra, however on this case, I feel that’s a praise. I think I’ll be visiting Stray’s dystopian alleys and rooftops once more.