Yesterday, after a new update for the Resident Evil 2 and 3 remakes for PC, ray tracing disappeared from both games. This has been witnessed by many PC gamers on the official forums of both games on Steam, where they are trying to figure out if this is Capcom’s final decision or just a temporary removal.
In addition to removing ray tracing, it looks like the update also broke HDR, which became bad on many configurations, although it remained present.
Note that Resident Evil 7, which received ray tracing alongside Resident Evil 2 and 3, is unaffected.
What could have happened? According to some, the problem is, in fact, qualitative, since with activated ray tracing, that is, when using DirectX 12, the graphic quality of these two games is degraded due to lower settings compared to the standard mode, which leads to a drop in performance.
However, others believe that this is a temporary measure, possibly in preparation for the release of a new update that improves ray tracing support. While it is difficult to say where the truth is, in the absence of an official statement from the publisher. It remains only to observe what will happen in the coming hours and days.