Minecraft Is Getting Official Ray Tracing Support (VIDEO)
Minecraft has been experiencing a bit of a resurgence in popularity. The game has been the subject of content from high profile streamers and YouTubers like Pewdiepie, Jack Septiceye, and more. However, this renewed interest in Minecraft also brings with it an unfortunate bit of bad news, as it was announced last week that Microsoft was canceling the Super Duper Graphics Pack.
Announced at E3 2017 during the Microsoft press conference, the Super Duper Graphics Pack promised 4K textures and incredible high-end shadows and lighting effects. The pack was slated to be released in Fall 2017, though it obviously didn’t make that date. Microsoft went on to make delays in its announcement and eventually canned the project. But there is still some hope for Minecraft fans still wanting a new look for their beloved game. Nvidia recently released a trailer showing off their own Minecraft graphics pack that featured their signature Ray Tracing tech. Check out the trailer here:
From the get-go, it’s palpable that Nvidia put a lot of thought into this project. The trailer not only shows off the impressive differences in seeing Minecraft with Ray Tracing but also providing interviews from the game’s designers. Though it may not have the improved block textures and antialiasing of what the Super Duper Graphics Pack promised, seeing RTX tech in Minecraft is still a striking sight to see. Seeing the reflections on Gold Blocks or the glow of Lava Blocks is absolutely fantastic and is sure to add to those moments of excitement when you find that particular material you were after.
The RTX pack for Minecraft will release sometime “within in the next year” according to Polygon.
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Colin is a freelance writer for DFTG with previous bylines at other media outlets such as Twinfinite.