Nvidia is gearing up for the launch of Alan Wake 2 with a new driver update in tow to bolster support for its already-burgeoning graphics needs as it aims to take advantage of Nvidia’s DLSS 3/3.5 tech including Ray Tracing, Frame Generation, and Path Tracing to deliver a visually exceptional game.
Nvidia’s site now has an updated driver version specifically for the title (version 545.92 WHQL) which provides the following information while terming it Game Ready For the title:
“This new Game Ready Driver provides the best gaming experience for the latest new games supporting DLSS 3.5 technology and DLSS Ray Reconstruction including Alan Wake 2. Additionally, this Game Ready Driver supports the launch of titles supporting NVIDIA DLSS 3 technology including Ghostrunner 2.”
Alan Wake 2’s Hardware Requirements
Alan Wake 2 has some of the heaviest PC requirements for a title at launch as it removes support for older-generation Nvidia GTX GPUs as well as AMD’s RX 5000 or older GPUs. This is due to mesh shaders being used, a feature not completely supported by older-generation graphic cards.
If history is a good teacher, it might also be one of the prettiest out there also, with Remedy Entertainment known to push boundaries with each release even if it comes with burgeoning hardware specs on PC to max out.
Nvidia’s Alan Wake 2 Angle
Nvidia, which is partnering on the tech side of things with Remedy is also promoting Alan Wake 2 heavily as part of its driver launches with it featuring heavily in its coverage of new games supported with each driver update as well as a dedicated Nvidia Game Bundle that ships a free copy of the title with every RTX 4070 or higher GPU, Prebuilt PC or gaming laptop.
Alan Wake 2 uses plenty of Ray Tracing to provide gamers with a very beautiful and immersive experience.
Part of what makes the game unique from a technical standpoint is that it is one of the first major new releases to offer Ray Reconstruction out-of-the-box.
Nvidia Claims to deliver a large boost to FPS on the RTX 4000 series GPUs using DLSS 3.5
Nvidia aims to up the ante with DLSS 3.5 features that are meant to both, be a marketing point for the RTX 4000 series and build an insurmountable lead over AMD who have recently showcased its FSR 3 offerings which directly competes with DLSS3 with more widespread support, and a software-based solution versus Nvidia’s tensor-core heavy approach to the AI sharpening world.
Alan Wake 2’s Supported Platforms, Promotions & Release Dates
Alan Wake 2 is due to release in a digital-only format on a variety of platforms, including PS5, Xbox Series S & X, and PC on the 27th of October 2023.
Nvidia’s ongoing Alan Wake 2 PC hardware promotion ends on the 13th of November 2023 with codes eligible for redemption until 13th December 2023.
Note: Nvidia’s latest driver update at the time of writing is version 545.92 and was released on the 26th of October 2023.