System Shock Demo and The Fabled Woods Add NVIDIA DLSS At Lightning Speed Using Unreal Engine 4 DLSS Plugin

By Andrew Burnes on March 17, 2021 | Featured Stories GeForce RTX GPUs NVIDIA DLSS Ray Tracing

RTX ON! Following the addition of NVIDIA DLSS to Nioh 2 - The Complete Collection, Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord, and Unreal Engine 4 last month, we’re excited to announce that DLSS is now available in Crysis Remastered and the free System Shock remake demo, and will available in The Fabled Woods when the game launches March 25th.

Just last month, NVIDIA announced that game developers can access DLSS as a plugin for Unreal Engine 4.26 (UE4), making it easier for them to add the technology to their games. Developers were quick to take advantage of the tech, with the new System Shock Demo and The Fabled Woods emerging as the first games to add DLSS using the plugin.

With DLSS, frame rates are greatly accelerated, giving you smoother gameplay and the headroom to enable higher-quality effects, rendering resolutions, and ray tracing. For gamers, only GeForce RTX GPUs feature the Tensor Cores that power DLSS, and with DLSS now available in nearly 40 titles and counting, GeForce RTX offers the fastest frame rates in leading triple-A titles and indie darlings.

System Shock Adds DLSS - Try It Today In The Free Demo

1994’s System Shock is one of the most influential ‘immersive sim’ action-adventure games of all time, leading to the creation of popular franchises such as Deus Ex, Thief and BioShock. Set in a space station governed by SHODAN, a sinister AI, System Shock was an amazing, transformative experience.

Night Dive Studios is now remaking the entire game in Unreal Engine 4 so a new generation of players can try to topple SHODAN. Better yet, you can download a demo today, which has been enhanced with NVIDIA DLSS (using our Unreal Engine 4 plugin) to more than double your frame rate at 4K.

With this massive speed up, the majority of our GeForce RTX 30 Series desktop GPUs can max out System Shock’s graphics at 4K and still play a buttery smooth 120 FPS for the definitive experience. And at 2560x1440, every single GeForce RTX GPU can play System Shock at over 144 FPS, with most exceeding 240 FPS!

“The Unreal Engine 4 plugin makes light work of adding NVIDIA DLSS to your game, in fact we dropped it in over the weekend,” said Matthew Kenneally, Lead Engineer at Night Dive Studios. “Bringing System Shock to a new generation of gamers has been a labor of love for our team, and the impact NVIDIA DLSS will have on the player’s experience is undeniable.”

If you’re unable to download the demo, check out our new System Shock NVIDIA DLSS video to see the game and DLSS’s performance boosts in action:


The Fabled Woods Launches March 25th With DLSS And Ray Tracing

The Fabled Woods, from newcomer CyberPunch Studios and veteran publisher Headup Games, leverages our Unreal Engine 4 NVIDIA DLSS plugin to bring the tech’s signature enhancements to their adventure game, enabling the GeForce RTX 3070 and up to experience the title with maxed out settings and all ray tracing effects enabled at over 60 FPS at 3840x2160.

Implemented in less than a day with no assistance from NVIDIA, DLSS’s recently-released Unreal Engine 4 plug ‘n’ play plugin delivers performance boosts of up to 1.6x at 4K. Never before has a plugin enabled developers to quickly and easily accelerate the performance of their titles for millions of gamers to such a degree.

“Adding NVIDIA DLSS to The Fabled Woods was easy thanks to the Unreal Engine 4 plugin, and the impact it makes on performance is substantial.” Joe Bauer, Founder CyberPunch Studios. “With the Unreal Engine 4 plugin, adding DLSS to The Fabled Woods was a no-brainer; it really opens DLSS up to a whole new world of developers.”

To get a pre-release taste of The Fabled Woods, you can download and play a demo until March 24th. On March 25th, when the full version of the game is released, you’ll find DLSS ready and waiting to boost your performance, along with ray-traced reflections, ray-traced shadows, and ray-traced global illumination (built using our optimized RTXGI SDK).

For a first look at The Fabled Woods’ ray tracing, check out our new video:


Maximum Performance: Crysis Remastered Introduces NVIDIA DLSS

Crytek’s Crysis was the pinnacle of immersive FPS gaming upon its release in 2007, and late last year a remaster hit the beaches, employing the latest rendering techniques to enhance the much-loved title. Now, with the launch of a new Crysis Remastered update, NVIDIA DLSS makes your experience even better.

Run and gun your way through the game’s jungles at faster, smoother frame rates, or reinvest your newfound extra performance by enabling additional options and ray-traced effects, which are now accelerated by the RT Cores found exclusively on GeForce RTX GPUs. Previously these effects ran via software, but now, combined with Vulkan API optimizations and other improvements, performance is significantly faster, and even faster still when NVIDIA DLSS is enabled.

As Always, There’s More To Come

With the addition of another 3 titles, there are now nearly 40 games with NVIDIA DLSS. Plus, there are plenty of other titles with ray tracing and NVIDIA Reflex, which is available now on test servers in Overwatch and Rainbow Six Siege. And of course, there are many more implementations of these technologies waiting in the wings to be announced and released in the coming weeks and months.

For details, stay tuned to