Atomic Heart’s newest trailer reveals off its ray-tracing chops

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Robots! Flesh! Fleshy robots! Robo-worms! Swirly Big Hero 6 lookalikes! Upcoming sci-fi Soviet FPS Atomic Heart appears chock-full of bizarre, largely robotic issues that wish to kill you, and its newest trailer reveals off all of the ray-traced reflections and particle results you’ll be able to admire as they accomplish that. We’ve seen a whole lot of this earlier than, however it would not half look fairly – and now at 4K, should you can deal with that. I fear for my poor 1080p-tier GPU, although not less than there’s additionally freshly-announced DLSS 3 help.

There you might be, then. Sparkly.

Developers Mundfish dropped the trailer throughout Nvidia’s CES 2023 showcase, the place in addition they introduced DLSS 3 support for 33 upcoming games, together with Atomic Heart. That ought to imply a pleasant framerate enhance for anybody with an RTX graphics card.

It’s all the time laborious to inform how a game will play till its beneath your fingers, however Atomic Heart seems like a hell of a romp. It’s set in a world the place the Soviet Union thrived because of newfangled “polymer injections”, which is pretty much as good an excuse as any to allow you to blast lightning out of your fingers and chuck enemies about with telekinesis. It all provides as much as an intriguing mixture of unprecedentedly-Russian aesthetics with BioShock-like plasmid powers. I wish to spray bizarre white goop at robots and I’m not ashamed to say so.

Hardswaremen James interviewed Mundfish final 12 months, once they mentioned they’re aspiring to “reinvent as many points of game design as attainable” within the hopes of not making a BioShock clone. I get the impression they do not like individuals saying BioShock as a lot as they do once they take a look at Atomic Heart, however come on, it is received bizarre arm powers and an outlandish, ostensibly-utopian floating metropolis.

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We’ll get to admire extra ray-traced robots for ourselves actual quickly, when Atomic Heart comes out on February twenty first.

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