Here’s every PS5 game that supports ray tracing

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One of the standout features of PlayStation 5 is support for real-time ray tracing. The console supports ray tracing, but that doesn’t mean every game does. Worse, Sony offers no indication of whether a game supports the feature. So we did some digging to find every PS5 game that supports ray tracing.

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Pioneering by Nvidia’s RTX graphics cards, real-time ray tracing is a lighting technology that produces more realistic shadows and reflections. Instead of using a light or shadow map, reflections and shadows arise from individual photons that bounce off (or don’t bounce off) surfaces. Each ray of light is traced from its source to its destination, adding depth and a sense of realism to the scenes.

The problem is that ray tracing is demanding, pushing even the mighty PS5 to its limits. Developers are still optimizing ray tracing for the PS5, so we expect more impressive implementations as the console matures. All of the games below support ray-traced shadows or reflections (or both), but some use this feature better than others.

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Astro’s Playroom

Astro duality flows from within.

Astro’s Playroom There’s nothing subtle about ray tracing at all (there’s a whole field named after the feature, even). As the first game that many new PS5 owners will play, it does a great job showing off the features and functionality of the console. This includes ray-traced reflections, adding a thin layer of polish to every surface in play.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

A soldier loading a pistol into a burning building.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War The PS5 features ray-traced shadows. Although ray traced reflections are more pronounced, shadows add depth and a sense of realism to scenes. black ops cold war 2010 direct sequel black Ops, Sending players through a campaign of secrecy and government conspiracy set in the 1980s.

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control final version

Jesse is throwing a cart with telekinesis.

control final version This includes a 60 frames-per-second mode without ray-tracing features and a 30 fps mode with them. In Control, You play as Jesse Faden as she explores The Oldest House, a government building that houses the Federal Bureau of Control. Ray tracing is only available with ultimate Edition of the game, which also includes all the DLC.


Colt shoots an enemy with his feet at Deathloop.

You have three modes to choose from when playing deathloop, But only one of them will offer Ray Racing. Like many other titles, using this mode will drop the frame rate to 30, but you’ll get those high-quality shadows at the same resolution as the other modes. It blends in great with the thick, bold art style of this time-bending puzzler shooter.

Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition

Dante and Virgil stand back to back.

like control final version, Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition The next generation is a re-release of the previous generation title with a series of improvements. It includes two different ray-tracing modes, one targeting scene and the other targeting display. Devil May Cry 5 Has always been a beautiful game (in a quirky, monster-slaying sort of way), and with ray tracing, it looks even better.

dirt 5

A large car moving towards the bridge during a storm.

Like most racing games, dirt 5 There are many benefits of ray tracing. Ray-traced reflections are standard for the game, adding a realistic layer of shine to surfaces, and ray-traced shadows bring depth to the track. Racing games rely heavily on their visuals, and although there aren’t many racing titles on the PS5 right now, dirt 5 a good sign for future releases like Gran Turismo 7.


A squad shooting at a boat running down a river.

epic games updated fortnite The PS5 is expected to bring a list of next-gen features, including ray tracing, almost immediately after its launch. The effect is subtle, mostly visible in the shadows. fortnite Ray tracing doesn’t have a great performance, but when all the next-gen features are taken together, the game looks a lot better on the PS5.

man eater

Shark swallowing a woman on the beach.

Tripwire’s open-world shark simulator, man eater, The PS5 received a free update shortly after its launch that enabled a number of next-gen enhancements, including ray tracing. man eater It’s a bit like Grand Theft Auto where you play as a shark. It’s an open-world sandbox RPG where you complete challenges, terrorize the inhabitants of the beach, and introduce yourself as the ocean’s apex predator.

subway getaway

A bloody gas mask lying in the snow.

subway getaway Technically the last generation was released, but the upgrade it got for the PS5 almost looks like it was first made for the PS5. The free upgrade adds a slew of new features, including full Ray-Trace lighting, to make all those dark, dark areas feel even more deadly.

NBA 2K21

A basketball man is about to shoot the ball.

NBA 2K21 The game going forward makes a great argument for ray tracing in games. In a genre that doesn’t evolve much from year to year, the visuals really do make a difference. Small touches like flashes of light on players’ foreheads and precise color splashes on the court elevate their looks NBA 2K21 on PS5. Compared to PS4 Version Regarding the game, the benefits of the next generation become abundantly clear.

Observer: System Redux

A line of robotic torsos at Dinghy Lab.

of the blobber team Observer is a psychological horror game set in 2084 Poland, where you play as Titanic Observer, a police officer who can hack into people’s minds. system redux The 2017 enhances and expands the game, adding more story content while updating visuals for the next-gen system. On PS5, the game features ray-traced reflection, higher resolution, and a more stable frame rate.

Ratchet and Clank: Apart from the Rift

Ratchet to Ratchet and Clank: Rift apart.

Like a CG movie brought to life, Ratchet and Clank: Apart from the Rift Feels absolutely amazing when given a full ray-tracing treatment. This colorful and bombastic story is already a treat for the eyes, but with ray tracing, it’s almost hard to believe that a game can look so good.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales (and Spider-Man Remastered)

Miles Morales in a Spider-Man costume defending crime.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales The go-to PS5 launch was the title, showcasing the system’s capabilities in a familiar franchise. The game has a few different graphical modes, including a 60 fps option with ray tracing. Miles Morales 2018 is the follow-up Spider Man. It’s a short romp through New York, this time staring at Miles Morales as Spider-Man while Peter Parker is away.

issued with ultimate Edition NS Miles Morales, spider man remastered Features the same graphical enhancements. It’s similar to the 2018 PS4 release, just running with the features featured in Miles Morales. Spider Man remastered Available with an additional $20 Miles Morales, Or as a standalone purchase for $40.

Watch Dogs: Army

A goon wearing a gas mask on a motorcycle while chasing the police.

Watch Dogs: Army The PS5 features ray-traced shadows, which, as mentioned above, help add a layer of depth to almost every scene. troop 2016’s direct sequel watch dogs 2, set in the London of the near future. Advances in artificial intelligence have eroded the jobs, privacy and security of thousands of people. In Army, You lead a resistance, recruiting people around town to help you fight back.

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