After months of teases and previews, the biggest advancement in visual effects in years is finally coming to the biggest PC game ever. Real-time ray tracing is coming to Minecraft for Windows 10 this week, bolstered by Nvidiaâ€™s vastly improved Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) 2.0 technology and new physically based materials designed to show off the lighting effects.
We canâ€™t talk about impressions today, but Iâ€™ve been playing it, and well, youâ€™re going to want to see it for yourself.
All the new goodies will appear in beta form in Minecraft for Windows 10 on Thursday, April 16. Youâ€™ll need Windows 10, a copy of Minecraft from the Microsoft Store, and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 20-series graphics card, as those are the only GPUs that include dedicated real-time ray tracing hardware. In the future, the Xbox Series X and AMDâ€™s next-gen â€œRDNA2â€� Radeon graphics cards will also support real-time ray tracing.