VRFocus At Gamescom 2018 – Day One

Nina quizzes NVIDIA on their GeForce Experience announcements.

Gamescom has become one of the biggest events in the calendar for videogame fans as well as developers and manufacturers, especially those based in Europe. The event attracts fans and professionals from all over Europe and beyond who come to see what new goodies will be coming to PCs and consoles over the next year.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 TiOf course, VRFocus has a presence at the event, and Nina Salomons managed to capture some of the highlights of the first day, presenting a breakdown of the big news and reveals that happened during Day 1 of Gamescom.

While some reveals came out early in the day, such as a new trailer and demo for PlayStation VR horror title Transference, which sees players exploring a warped and twisted mind in Transference: The Walter Test Case Demo. Also announced for PlayStation VR was Falcon Age, where players befriend a falcon and learn how to use its skills to hunt an invading force trying to take over the homeland or protagonist Ara.

However, it was the NVIDIA press conference that everyone was waiting for. A number of leaks had emerged over the days leading up to the event, which prompted a great deal of speculation among fans. The announcement of the new NVIDIA Quadro cards last week only served to stoke the hype to fever pitch.

At long last, NVIDIA showed off its new line of GeForce RTX 20 cards, the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti flagship, along with the GeForce 2018 and GeForce 2070. The RTX in the name referrs to the big selling point of the cards; real-time ray tracing, something which experts have long called the ‘holy grail’ of computer graphics technology.Demand for the newly announced GPUs was high, as shown by how the NVIDIA site experienced stability problems caused by high traffic demand once the pre-orders were opened.

VRFocus recorded from the event and also quizzed NVIDIA staff on matters related to VR development. You can watch Nina’s video below. Stay tuned to VRFocus for more news from Gamescom over the new few days.

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