Nvidia and Mojang are going to add ray tracing in Minecraft for Windows 10. This was announced at Gamescom
Pointless but beautiful
For Minecraft RTX, developers appliedpath tracing is one of the subtypes of ray tracing technology. As a result, the cubic world will become a little more realistic: reflections, hard and soft shadows, refraction and scattering of light, imitation of different light sources such as the sun and lava will appear.
Minecraft Creative Director Sax Persson says:
“Ray tracing is at the core of what weWe believe the future for Minecraft. GeForce RTX gives Minecraft a whole new look. In regular Minecraft, the gold block looks yellow, but with ray tracing turned on, players can really see the mirror surface and even the mobs reflected in it. ”
Unfortunately, the update will be available only to owners of Windows 10 PCs and one of the NVIDIA RTX video cards. It seems that Mojang has abandoned the “Super Duper Graphics Pack” in favor of this feature.