Minecraft is undoubtedly a classic in the video game world and continues to collect more and more players with every update. However, the game’s visuals haven’t dramatically changed since Minecraft’s release in 2009, with a distinctive visual style that fits in well on any device and any hardware. Now, at least on Windows 10, Minecraft with RTX ray tracing is officially releasing for everyone to enjoy. Ray tracing brings considerable visual upgrades to Minecraft with superior lighting, shadows, reflections, textures, shaders, and so much more. At first glance, it truly looks like a totally different game. You can check out the release trailer below for a quick look.
Alongside the release of Minecraft with RTX, Mojang Studios is also releasing two new maps for free in the Minecraft Marketplace that show off what ray tracing brings to their open-world creative sandbox. Interested players can also create their own texture packs to start from scratch with ray tracing.
Unfortunately, there’s no word on Minecraft for the Xbox Series X|S, so ray tracing isn’t coming to Minecraft on the Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S at this time. If you have a gaming PC or are working on building one and want to experience ray tracing for yourself, consider some of the Best Graphics Cards for Gaming to get an idea of what you should be looking for.
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Minecraft is an inarguable and complete success. It has sold copies in the hundreds of millions, has a huge following of dedicated players, and lets you unlock your every creative desire. It’s also available on every platform imaginable, including Xbox One, Windows 10, Playstation 4, and Nintendo Switch. Play with anyone, and play anywhere.