Minecraft beta with ray tracing will be released on PC. Minecraft was released over 10 years ago, but it remains one of the most popular games in the world. This week there will be a beta version of the game with ray tracing. Ray tracing technology allows you to simulate the actual behaviour of light. Thus, players will receive a picture of cinematic quality with high-quality reflections, highlights and shadows.
NVIDIA announced last year that it was working on implementing ray tracing technology in Minecraft. The beta version of the game will now be available to Windows users starting April 16th. In this version of the game, players will be able to appreciate all the benefits of new visual effects. These include reflected light beams, realistic shadows and lighting, as well as some realistic materials. In addition, in the new version of Minecraft, players have to explore 6 new worlds. Worlds like Aquatic Adventure, Imagination Island and Neon District will be available for free on the Minecraft Marketplace for players with Windows 10.
It is also worth saying that the new version of the game supports physically correct visualization of materials (PBR) will be released on PC. This means that the surfaces of objects look more realistic, regardless of the type of material. To help the hardware cope with the new graphics, the developers used NVIDIA DLSS 2.0. This allows you to get a high-quality image with less load on the hardware.
Naturally, while Minecraft is in beta, players may experience some problems. For example, in this version of the game, there is no multi-user mode, and third-party servers are also disabled. In addition, some objects are not yet optimized for correct operation with ray tracing technology. The official release date for Minecraft with ray tracing technology is not yet known. Developers plan to first get player feedback on the beta.