Sci-fi horror The Callisto Protocol will offer support for ray tracing.
In an interview with IGN, Mark James, CTO of Striking Distance Studios , revealed that the game uses its own hybrid shadow ray tracing method, which applies ray tracing to specific areas of the screen that matter to the overall quality of the scene .
James noted that the team set themselves the task of creating the most compelling characters, trying to draw them with an unprecedented level of detail. He believes that creating believable faces plays a very important role in achieving realism in the rest of the world, so reflections using ray tracing will be noticeable even in the eyeballs of the characters.
According to the developer, the characters’ compelling faces are also key to creating the horror that is at the heart of The Callisto Protocol. Every mutant in the game was once a human, and James says that players need to realize this, see the remnants of humanity that they have in order to start truly being afraid of them .
The Callisto Protocol comes out December 2nd.