Minecraft getting official Nvidia ray tracing support on PC

Platforms: PC
Minecraft getting official Nvidia ray tracing support on PC

Nvidia has announced it is bringing official ray tracing support to the PC version of Minecraft.

In a reveal trailer (seen below), Nvidia proudly show off the impressive lighting changes to the game, which had previously been restricted to fan-made mods. Obviously, PC players won't be able to utilise ray tracing on any old tech, you'll need Nvidia's RTX GPU to make your Minecraft-ing that bit prettier.

The update will bring huge changes to Minecraft's lighting systems, including new real-time global illumination, Glowstone and Lava will now illuminate environments, and water and other reflective materials will show "accurate real-time reflections and shading and shadowing gains lifelike accuracy".

This Nvidia announcement comes hot on the heels of last week's news that the highly anticipated Super Duper Graphics Pack for Minecraft has been cancelled after its initial announcement at E3 2017.

There is currently no release date for the Nvidia ray tracing update, though we do know the update will be free.

Expect more RTX ray tracing announcements to come from Nvidia throughout Gamescom 2019.

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