A brand new Starfield mod that was shared on-line immediately introduces some enhancements for reflections whereas revealing that the sport does characteristic a ray tracing setting.
The mod, which could be downloaded from Nexus Mods, is a modified .ini file that makes reflective surfaces take dynamic mild sources into consideration in order that the colour of the reflection matches the scene. The default worth of the uReflectionProbesShadowMapResolution=512 line brings minimal enhancements with no efficiency hit, however growing it additional improves high quality.
Apparently sufficient, the brand new Starfield mod additionally revealed how the sport does characteristic a ray tracing possibility. Whereas turning it on would not have any impact, the truth that it’s there appears to recommend that Bethesda was planning to have it in in some unspecified time in the future and even implement it sooner or later.
If ray tracing help is certainly coming to Starfield sooner or later, nobody can inform in the intervening time, as Bethesda has but to element what’s in retailer for the sport. The 2 patches launched to this point addressed just some minor points, leaving it to the neighborhood to launch an unofficial patch to repair a few of the different points nonetheless discovered within the sport.
Starfield is now obtainable on PC, Xbox Collection X, and Xbox Collection S worldwide. You’ll be able to study extra concerning the sport by trying out my evaluation.
With an interesting story, well-developed characters and lore, and an enormous quantity of significant content material, Starfield is one among Bethesda’s most interesting video games and the most effective role-playing video games launched prior to now few years. The dearth of seamless exploration and actual innovation of the standard gameplay system from the studio are noteworthy, however these prepared to forego these points will discover a reactive and sprawling sci-fi universe to lose themselves in for lots of, if not hundreds, of hours.