Tower of Fantasy ray tracing technology is here, and it looks… moderately different.
Tower of Fantasy Ray Tracing Graphics Are Now on Mobile
In yet another sign of its startling rise, ray tracing has arrived in the mobile gaming sphere. PC purists needn't be too concerned, as it barely holds a shadow-casting candle to the wonders of the tech on more powerful platforms. But that hasn't stopped mobile giants like Hotta Studio leaping on the technology as quickly as possible to bring Tower of Fantasy ray tracing capabilities this year.
Tower of Fantasy is Level Infinite and Hotta Studio's answer to the indomitable Genshin Impact. A sci-fi/fantasy anime MMO that scratches the Genshin itch when Teyvat gets too dreary. Particularly now that Aida looks more vibrant than ever.
Tower of Fantasy revealed their leap to the next generation of mobile graphics in a Tweet that showcased the difference in visuals when playing on mobile. We know what you might be thinking: it's not revolutionary. But it's a step in an exciting direction nonetheless.
The trailer revealed that Hotta Studio is collaborating with OnePlus, a Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer, on the project. It also advertised that a showcase of the Tower of Fantasy ray tracing technology is appearing at this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) currently taking place in Barcelona, Spain, until March 2nd. So if you happen to be in the area, maybe it's worth poking your head in.
Of course, this newfangled tech is a privilege reserved for the most hardcore (or perhaps the most spendthrift) of mobile gamers. As it is in its earliest stages on the platform, anybody hoping to take in the sights of Aida like never before should first start saving for the latest generation of compatible mobiles. Mobile companies that have already adopted the tech in their latest models include Samsung, Snapdragon and MediaTek.
If you're wondering why Genshin Impact was slow on the draw in this instance, it is probably because HoYoverse have sworn against adopting ray tracing technology in order to preserve Genshin's distinct artstyle. But for now, Tower of Fantasy will be joining the likes of Tencent's Arena Breakout, and NetEase's Justice Mobile in being among the first to take advantage of the newest mobile gaming innovation.