Nvidia updates driver for Final Fantasy XV, Warhammer: Vermintide 2, and World of Tanks
Nivida has rolled out a new GeForce Game Ready driver in anticipation of next week’s Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition. Additional driver notes include Game Ready support for Warhammer: Vermintide 2 and World of Tanks 1.0, as well as performance optimizations for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and general bug fixes.
There’s an August 2017 GeForce post that takes a closer look as the technical aspects behind Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition, specifically Nvidia’s involvement. It briefly touches on the shadows, lighting, foliage, and other visual effects such as smoke and water. For instance, Nvidia HairWorks is used on the fur and feathers that cover many of the beasts that roam Eos, providing dynamic reactions to movement and wind. Similarly, Nvidia Turf was employed for all the grass and foliage players will come across on their open-world adventure.
Final Fantasy XV Windows Editions comes with all the same in-game content as the FFXV Royal Edition for consoles, which includes, among other things, a new dungeon set in the Insomnia City Ruins. Exclusive to the PC version is this fun bonus based on on a Valve treasure: Half-Life. Unfortunately, there’s a distinct lack of headcrabs lying in ambush.
For those wondering about the other two Game Ready titles, Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is best described as a melee Left 4 Dead set in the Warhammer Fantasy universe, setting players against the relentless flood of Skaven rat-men and, this time, the armies of Chaos. Developers FatShark recently added a neat mission to the first game that helps to bridge the two.
As for World of Tanks, version 1.0 brings a whole host of updates and changes to the MMO. Other than HD retouches for maps and garage, Wargaming has created new music performed by the Prague Symphonic Orchestra. It’s the first overhaul of this scale since the game’s global launch in 2011 (WoT came to Singapore a year later in 2012), building upon previous updates such as an updated physics engine and a steady stream of HD tank remodels.
On the general side of things, SLI users now have profiles for Agents of Mayhem and PixArk. Nvidia have also addressed a few bugs and issues such as flickering shadows in Call of Duty: WWII – a full list of changes can be viewed in the release notes.
Lastly, here’s a table from Nvidia regarding the performance optimizations for PUBG:
Nvidia’s GeForce Game Ready 391.01 driver can be downloaded through the website or via the GeForce Experience app.