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Jacksonville Shooting May Delay New RTX Benchmarks for Battlefield V, Destiny 2, and Others

Just recently a shooting occurred in Jacksonville, Florida, during the Madden NFL eSports event. While the Jacksonville shooting is a complete tragedy but, it has potentially put a lot of stops in the game industry including the RTX benchmarks for Battlefield V, Destiny 2 and more.

Following the Jacksonville shooting, publishers like EA and Activision have delayed the gameplay showcases and trailers for Battlefield V and Destiny 2 in solidarity with the victims of the shooting.

The reason why these gameplay trailers and showcases have been delayed is probably due to the fact that these games are shooters and showcasing gameplay for them won’t be appropriate.

With these gameplay showcases delayed, RTX benchmarks for the game supporting the Real-Time Ray Tracing will potentially be delayed.

Since there won’t be any gameplay to see how well the game performs with RTX GPUs and Real-Time Ray Tracing enabled.

However, the delay isn’t indefinite and we will see new RTX gameplay for Battlefield V and Destiny 2 Forsakes expansion soon.

Also, looking up the benchmarks for the RTX isn’t very useful since most of the game support Real-Time Ray Tracing won’t feature it at launch and are still being optimized for Real-Time Ray Tracing.

Here is the list of the game announced by Nvidia that support Real-Time Ray Tracing.

  • Ark: Survival Evolved
  • Assetto Corsa Competizione
  • Atomic Heart
  • Battlefield V
  • Control
  • Dauntless
  • In Death
  • Enlisted
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • The Forge Arena
  • Fractured Lands
  • Hitman 2
  • Justice
  • JX3
  • Mechwarrior V: Mercenaries
  • Metro Exodus
  • PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds
  • Remnant from the Ashes
  • Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  • We Happy Few

Real-Time Ray Tracing is an incredible feature that will significantly change how we play games. Nvidia has confirmed that RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2080 and RTX 2070 wil support this feature.

However, reportedly Real-Time Ray Tracing is exclusive to high-end GPUs as GTX 2060 or lower end GPUs will not support it since it is a resource heavy feature that these GPUs won’t be able to handle.

Speaking of the Jacksonville shooting, violent video games are usually accused of making people violent and following the recent incident video games will be even more scrutinized even more.

Do you think video games will be scrutinized follwing the Jacksonville Shooting? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.