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List of every PS5 game that supports ray tracing

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One of the most exciting PS5 features, along with the console's near-instant loading times, is its ability to support ray tracing. For those who are unfamiliar, ray tracing is a complicated rendering technique that produces more realistic lighting effects by imitating light in a natural environment. It can be quite taxing even on powerful PCs, but on the PS5 ray tracing is enabled for a number of different titles already, with a steadily growing list.

Some of these titles are among the best PS5 games you can play. We're keeping track of all the new and updated titles that are using this new technology.

Most games that feature quality and performance modes only support ray tracing in their quality modes (these will sometimes be referred to as a favor graphics mode, resolution mode, or quality mode). If you choose a mode that favors performance (sometimes referred to as its frame rate mode), you usually won't be getting ray tracing. There are exceptions to this rule, like Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition, which offers ray tracing capabilities in both its graphics and performance modes. In this case, you may see discrepancies with how ray tracing is implemented and how well, but it still renders for both.

List of PS5 games with ray tracing

GamePS5 ray tracingResolutionFrame rate w/ ray tracing
Astro's PlayroomYes4K60 FPS
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarYesDynamic 4K60 FPS
ChorusYes
Control Ultimate EditionYes1440p30 FPS
DeathloopYes4K30 FPS
Devil May Cry 5 Special EditionYes (Performance and Graphics)1080p (Performance) 4K (Graphics)60 FPS (Performance and Graphics)
DIRT 5YesDynamic 4K60 FPS
DOOM EternalYesDynamic 1800p60 FPS
Forspoken*Yes
GhostrunnerYes4K60 FPS
Ghostwire: TokyoYes1800p/1080p30 FPS/60 FPS
Gran Turismo 7Yes4K60 FPS
ManeaterYes4K60 FPS
Marvel's Guardians of the GalaxyYesDynamic 4K30 FPS
Metro ExodusYes60 FPS
NBA 2K21Yes4K60 FPS
Observer: System ReduxYes
Pragmata*Yes
Quantum Error*Yes
Ratchet and Clank: Rift ApartYesDynamic 4K60 FPS
Resident Evil VillageYesDynamic 4K
Ride 4YesDynamic 4K60 FPS
Spider-Man: Miles MoralesYes4K60 FPS
Spider-Man RemasteredYesDynamic 4K60 FPS
Stray*Yes
Watch Dogs: LegionYes4K30 FPS

*Unreleased games/updates that the developers have confirmed will support PS5 ray tracing. Anticipated resolution and frame rates may change at launch.

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Ray tracing can be used for a wide variety of features, including more accurate lighting and realistic reflections on glass and metal as well as in pools of liquid. Alternatively, developers can opt to use ray tracing to improve a game's overall image quality, increasing the detail of shadows as opposed to using shiny reflections. This technology is still in its early days, so we'll continue to see more and more unique ways that developers are able to use ray tracing.

We've also compiled a list of every PS5 game that supports DualSense haptic feedback and adaptive triggers along with a list of PS5 games that support 120 FPS. If you've yet to test out what the DualSense can truly do, I highly recommend checking out Astro's Playroom, which comes packed in with every PS5 console. It's a masterful showcase of the incredible engineering Sony pulled off.

Jennifer Locke
Jennifer Locke

Jennifer Locke is Android Central's Games Editor and has been playing video games nearly her entire life. You can find her posting pictures of her dog and obsessing over PlayStation and Xbox, Star Wars, and other geeky things on Twitter @JenLocke95.

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