April 16, 2024

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Ubisoft Collaborates with NVIDIA on Star Wars™ Outlaws

*Editor's note: This excerpt was taken from an *article originally published on NVIDIA's official website.

NVIDIA has collaborated with Ubisoft and LucasFilm Games to deliver the definitive PC experience for Star Wars™ Outlaws players, leveraging the game-changing technologies of GeForce RTX GPUs to enhance graphics, accelerate performance, and make gameplay even more responsive.

From day one, GeForce RTX gamers can activate NVIDIA DLSS 3, multiplying performance with DLSS Frame Generation on GeForce RTX 40 Series graphics cards, and boosting performance considerably with DLSS Super Resolution on all other GeForce RTX GPUs.

"Here at Massive Entertainment, worldbuilding is a part of our DNA, and what better way to showcase our craft than creating the first-ever open world Star Wars game," says Star Wars™ Outlaws Technical Director Tobias Carlsson. "Filled with distinct locations across the galaxy's outer rim, both iconic and new, players will be able to experience the Star Wars underworld like never before. DLSS 3 gives us the performance headroom to bring our vision to life and to support additional ray tracing features, helping gamers fully immerse themselves in the adventures of Kay Vess and Nix."

Powered by new hardware capabilities of the NVIDIA Ada Lovelace architecture used in GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs, DLSS 3 generates entirely new high-quality frames, rather than just pixels. Through a process detailed in full in our NVIDIA DLSS 3 article, DLSS 3 combines DLSS Super Resolution technology and DLSS Frame Generation to reconstruct 7 out of every 8 of the displayed pixels, multiplying performance even in CPU-bound scenarios.

Additionally, all GeForce RTX gamers can activate NVIDIA Reflex, reducing system latency in Star Wars™ Outlaws. System latency affects the time it takes for actions to occur in-game - the lower your latency, the more responsive a game becomes, and the better the gameplay feels. Available in over 100 games, Reflex is used by over 50 million users each month, and with there being no downsides to the tech whatsoever, it's a must-have for gamers wanting the most responsive experience possible.

Star Wars™ Outlaws is built using Massive Entertainment's incredible Snowdrop Engine, enabling the developers to create the most detailed Star Wars experience you've ever seen, with perfectly recreated ships and iconic locations, and stunning worlds for you to visit and experience.

As part of the collaboration, Star Wars™ Outlaws on PC is also being enhanced with NVIDIA RTX Direct Illumination (RTXDI) and ray-traced Global Illumination lighting, taking visuals to the next level. RTXDI figures out the most important light samples in Star Wars™ Outlaws to cast physically accurate ray-traced shadows. Performance remains fast thanks to RTXDI's innovative design, and on GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs ray tracing gets even faster thanks to each card's fourth generation, super fast Ray Tracing Cores."

Star Wars™ Outlaws will invite players to experience the Star Wars galaxy like never before through an original story set between Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back™ *and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi™.  *As the Galactic Empire relentlessly pursues the final defeat of the Rebel Alliance, the criminal underworld thrives. Fans will play as cunning scoundrel, Kay Vess and her loyal companion Nix, as they attempt one of the greatest heists the Outer Rim has ever seen. Seeking the means to start a new life, players will join Kay and Nix as they fight, steal, and outwit their way through the galaxy's crime syndicates and join the galaxy's most wanted.

You can pre-order Star Wars™ Outlaws on the Ubisoft Store or play the Ultimate edition 3-days early with Ubisoft+.

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