Today, during NVIDIA’s CES 2023 GeForce Beyond keynote, Polish indie developers The Astronauts announced that their upcoming game Witchfire will support NVIDIA DLSS 3.
Adrian Schmelars, Creative Director and Co-Founder of Astronauts, said in a statement:
The game starts, pushing all the graphics options to the extreme. You enjoy it for a while but then, especially if it’s an action game, you realize that the frame rate is king. So it starts lowering the quality of the visuals in order to achieve that smooth gameplay. DLSS 3 enables the seemingly impossible high frame rate without compromising the visuals. A no-brainer for a game like Witchfire, which is action and beauty at the same time.
As a reminder, DLSS 3 is currently only available on GeForce RTX 4000 Series GPUs since these units are equipped with a new generation optical flow accelerator (OFA). While optical stream accelerators have been available in NVIDIA GPUs since the Turing architecture, the new OFA is much faster and more accurate, and NVIDIA believes that without it, DLSS 3 would not be useful for previous-generation GPUs.
Regarding Witchfire, the game was originally announced at The Game Awards 2017. A roguelite open world first-person shooter, it was scheduled for release in late 2022 as an early access title on the Epic Games Store. However, the astronauts delayed the game until 2023 because they wanted to add open world elements.
At war with witches
Desperate for a chance at victory in the deadly war against witches, the Church calls upon forbidden pagan magic to turn willing sinners into immortal witch hunters called prey.
Armed with powerful spells and fearsome firearms conjured by the Vatican’s best sorcerers, your mission is to find the infamous Black Sea Witch, destroy the phantom army protecting her, and recover a mysterious artifact that can finally turn the tide of war.
Immersive graphics in the world of Grimdark
Like the previous Astronauts title (The Vanishing of Ethan Carter), Witchfire uses photogrammetry technology to achieve stunning visuals and a dark, immersive fantasy world.