The Lord of the Rings: GollumThe next, story-driven adventure from Daedalic Entertainment And Nacon, they just released a new trailer showcasing GeForce RTX footage. The game will include NVIDIA DLSS 3 and ray tracing, which are highly desirable technological improvements to visual performance.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum It is scheduled to be released on May 25, 2023. It will be available on PC, as well as current or recent PlayStation and Xbox consoles. A Nintendo Switch port is still expected at a later date, but it doesn’t have a confirmed release date yet.
NVIDIA’s powerful DLSS and ray tracing features were highlights at January’s CES 2023 show, where select NVIDIA technology-enabled titles were a highlight. There is no doubt that the environments, lighting, and effects in today’s trailer definitely benefit. There are subtle shades, and the textures of the foliage and fixtures feel a bit more tactile.
Unfortunately, it’s almost as if the characters themselves suffered. Their animations looked a little stiff. The faces and expressions continue to struggle. RTX highlighted some flaws in the game, which was most likely a result of the budget.
The developers have teased a lot of closed environments, meticulously crafting an experience that feels somewhat frightening and oppressive, which is fair for Gollum’s life. But that means there is little of Tolkien’s beautiful world on display. This also applies to the extended gameplay reveal from last month.
General technical design in The Lord of the Rings: Gollum It was divisive, but if there’s ever a world that deserves the best possible visual performance, it’s Tolkien’s. Hopefully there will be more to discover, but narrative seems to play the biggest role in this game.
You can read more about Lord of the Rings: Gollum, Nacon and upcoming adventure games check out the rest of our news section!