Nvidia recently made an announcement (opens in new tab) that it will be rolling out Game Ready drivers to coincide with this holiday season’s hottest game titles. The company previously made good on its promise to have a driver ready for the release of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Star Wars Battlefront and Fallout 4 which were all covered in the previous release. Today marks the release of both Just Cause 3 and Rainbow Six Siege, and Nvidia is ready with a new WHQL-certified Game Ready driver to ensure the highest level of compatibility. Nvidia said this driver applies to those lucky enough to be participating in the closed beta of Civilization Online, as well.
Just Cause 3 and Rainbow Six Siege both make use of Nvidia’s GameWorks technologies. Rainbow Six Siege takes advantage of Horizon Based Ambient Occlusion (HBAO+) to create realistic shadowing and shading. The game also makes use of Temporal Anit-Aliasing (TXAA), which Nvidia said reduces edge crawling and flickering. Just Cause 3 uses Nvidia WaveWorks to simulate water effects in the ocean around Medici.
To be sure that your gaming rig is ready to get the most out of the open worlds of Just Cause 3 and the fast-paced action of Rainbow Six Siege, you’ll want to install GeForce Game Ready Driver 359.06. To update the driver, Nvidia is now asking for email registration of GeForce Experience.
Gamers running AMD GPUs haven't been left completely out in the cold. AMD did not release a driver specifically for these two games, but it did release a new Crimson beta driver late yesterday, and Square Enix recommends installing that version before playing Just Cause 3. Last week's Radeon Software Crimson release is known to have some issue with the new game. Square Enix said it is working with AMD on an official driver update that will be coming soon, but the beta released today addresses some of the problems already.