This Season’s Best PC Games Were Built With NVIDIA – and Why There’s a Whole Lot More Coming

by Tony Tamasi

Some of the season’s most anticipated PC games have been built with technology developed by NVIDIA.

We have a proud heritage on the PC platform, delivering amazing performance and advanced technologies for gamers. Technologies developed as part of our “The Way It’s Meant To Be Played” program are among the most deployed in the industry.

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Hitting hard: “Batman: Arkham Origins.”

To keep the momentum going, we’re expanding “The Way It’s Meant To Be Played” – which represents our promise to gamers and developers to make the best game experience possible – with an effort we call GameWorks.

“Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag,” “Batman: Arkham Origins,” and “Call of Duty: Ghosts”are among the new titles built with the help of NVIDIA’s GameWorks program.

We’re announcing a special holiday game bundle. Starting October 28, when you buy our GeForce GTX 660 or GTX 760 you get a free copy of “Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag” and “Splinter Cell Blacklist.” Buy a GTX 770, GTX 780 or GTX TITAN, and we’ll also include a free copy of “Batman: Arkham Origins.”

But that’s not all. To celebrate the production release of PC game streaming to SHIELD, we’re also offering $50-$100 off the purchase of an NVIDIA SHIELD with your GTX purchase.

This promotion represents our commitment to the PC platform, one we’re extending and expanding with our investment in GameWorks.thriving

We’re also leading the charge to redefine the Android market with high-performance gaming devices and games – such as our own SHIELD gaming portable. And we’re building the next generation of cloud gaming services that allow gamers to play what they want, when they want, on whatever device they want.

The Way It’s Meant To Be Built

GameWorks puts NVIDIA’s tools and technologies – and some of our best engineers – into studios building games that push the boundaries of what’s possible.

At its heart are more than 300 world-class NVIDIA engineers, with thousands of years of collective experience, working at the cutting edge of the art and science of gaming.

Over the years, these passionate gamers – who also happen to be some of the best visual effects artists, engineers and computational mathematicians on the planet – have built a sprawling collection of tools that includes visual and physical simulation software development kits, algorithms, engines, and libraries.

“Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag,” uses NVIDIA technologies to create dramatic lighting effects.

GameWorks in Action

We’ve dispatched our engineers to work onsite with top game developers and add effects, tweak performance, fix bugs, and train developers in open standards and work hand-in-hand with our game laboratory.

Here’s a taste of what our team has helped accomplish:

  • “Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag” will feature God Rays, which allow game makers to paint beams of light that illuminate a scene from above; horizon-based ambient occlusion + (HBAO+) for more detailed and realistic shadows around objects that obstruct rays of light; percentage-closer soft shadows (PCSS) for more lifelike contact hardening shadows; and temporal anti-aliasing (TXAA) for smoother edges.
  • “Batman: Arkham Origins” is built with support for GPU PhysX for realistic turbulence, particle and cloth effects, NVIDIA Bokeh & Depth of Field technologies for cool camera effects, HBAO+, PCSS, and TXAA.
  • “Call of Duty: Ghosts” will feature GPU PhysX for more realistic turbulence and particle effects, TXAA, and HBAO+.

As gamers, we couldn’t be prouder of our contribution to these titles. They represent still more reasons why our “The Way It’s Meant To Be Played” signature will continue to represent industry leadership and unmatched technical excellence.

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  • Gurwant Sekhon

    a big manufacturing company dont even know its 2nd bestselling country’s map

  • PJ12

    Why AC4 delayed by 2 weeks ? 🙁

  • halim

    Nvidiq 9500 gt super

  • Massimo Randag

    Cuz the PC version of AC is always the last version of the game

  • M0USER

    I wish that these free game offers were retroactive, as an owner of TWO GTX 780s, I really feel that Nvidia is ignoring me and what I do for them as a loyal enthusiast of their products.

  • Jerickson Batocabe

    That was intentional. If they put India there, the 600M figure for PC gaming would pale in comparison to India’s 1B+.

  • Gurwant Sekhon

    im talking about the map of india
    go search of indian map and u will find the truth
    the one you put is fake

  • srikar sreekar

    its the POK !!

  • Thadeus Buttons

    That’s pretty spot on I’d say.

  • Thadeus Buttons

    Inb4 Witcher 2

  • Anthony Laurienti

    Doesn’t the POK have better stuff to do?

  • Kevin Meier

    yeah, seriously. I *just* received my new GTX 780 “Classified” from EVGA. Like 2 days ago. I would have really liked a free copy of AC4.

  • Rafi Madueno

    You know, you should never neglect having Philippines as one of your target markets when it comes to these bundles. Forget the shield discount, it’s already a good offer.

  • Chris Coombes

    I have the GTX TITAN and would have liked to have got a free game with it! Especially a game that utilises the power of the TITAN.
    I got it when it was just below £1000 and now I see the prices are being cut to compete with AMD! I feel special! Not!

  • JokerLegacy

    ohh myyy, can make this available in malaysia? i got a retailer selling an asus brand gtx780 ti, and dont have the game bundle, can nvidia send me the code, i really need that game T.T