Minecraft isn’t a recreation identified for its unimaginable graphics. It is an unimaginable recreation, a sandbox for gamers to create all kinds of various issues. But with ray tracing on the Xbox Series X, that may change — Minecraft seems to be gorgeous in a picture of the sport operating on Xbox Series X’s with ray tracing results turned on.
YouTube content material creator Austin Evans uploaded a video on Monday wherein he runs a tech demo of the console, exhibiting Minecraft in motion. On Xbox Wire, the corporate’s posted some pictures. The distinction is noticeable: Lights replicate off the partitions and flooring. Lava glows, and textures have extra depth and nuance. It seems to be dang good.
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Microsoft stated the Xbox Series X will help “hardware accelerated DirectX raytracing,” which it claimed will enhance “lighting, shadows and reflections as well as [add] more realistic acoustics and spatial audio.”
“The raytraced visuals fundamentally change the way Minecraft feels, drawing the player in and immersing them in a much more realistic world,” Xbox Wire editor Will Tuttle said.
Alongside raytracing particulars, Microsoft outlined full specs for the Xbox Series X and confirmed off its quick load occasions and fast resume in quite a few tech demos. The Xbox Series X is slated for a vacation 2020 launch date.