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A major new update for Minecraft coming soon



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A major new update for Minecraft coming soon


Minecraft, the hugely popular sandbox video game developed by Mojang, is preparing to receive a major update that will allow the use of ray-tracing technology. It is a technique that that allows you to simulate the physical behavior of light in real time. All this while maintaining a very high quality e bringing current video games closer to the much desired photorealism.

Jeff Fishersenior vice president of gaming at NVIDIA, said, “We’ve partnered with Mojang Studios to bring next-generation ray tracing and artificial intelligence to Minecraft and the results are truly amazing. There is a lot of community enthusiasm for Minecraft with RTX, and we can’t wait to see what they can create. ”

Minecraft with ray-tracing is reality

Last year it was already announced that Minecraft would integrate ray tracing thanks to NVIDIA RTX video cards and now we finally know when. Minecraft RTX will be available in beta from the next April 16 at 19:00 for all owners of the Windows 10 version of the game. To take advantage of this fantastic version of Minecraft it will obviously be necessary to have a computer with an RTX 2000 series video card with ray tracing support.

In addition to ray tracing, the update will also integrate the DLSS 2.0. This is a new version of the “Deep Learning Super Sampling “, a technology developed by Nvidia that improves gaming performance without affecting graphics quality. According to the software house, this version of DLSS 2.0, set in quality mode, offers a performance increase of 70%.

To better enjoy the possibilities offered by ray tracing, Six new user-created maps will be available in Minecraft on April 16:

Each of them has its own peculiar characteristics and have been created so that users can immediately appreciate the particularity of the effects of ray tracing on lights, shadows, reflections, materials and more. All maps will be downloadable for free from the store.

In the following weeks, Mojang will also publish guides and useful tools to help players manage this technology and thus allow the most creative to vent their desire to create something new and amazing. New textures will also be released as well as the NVIDIA HD resource pack to get the best out of ray tracing.