Isn't this a move that should be criticized? Imagine if it had been Nvidia the one who had done this.
This is click bait yellow journalism that belongs on the backwater of the internet and not on a once respectable magazine's site. 100% speculation.
""Ray tracing using NVIDIA GPUs will come with a future update," the developer's patch notes say." - PC Gamer Article
It would be really, really, really dumb for any developer to do what's being alleged on the PC side. AMD has maybe 50,000 GPUs world wide that currently support ray tracing. Nvidia has millions. Additionally, if it support ray tracing via Direct X 12, Nvidia will support it.