There’s a major graphics upgrade coming in for Minecraft. Users having the Nvidia RTX card can now avail the real-time ray tracing support. The announcement was jointly made by Microsoft and Nvidia at the Gamescom event. So now, ray tracing support is a free update for all PC Minecraft users.
When you get ray tracing, it dynamically improves the realistic appeal of the virtual scene of the game. You can now see the details of the different light rays in finer detail. this also means that there’s a better picture of how the light operates on various objects in the scene, creating a better game of light, shadows, and reflection.
In a statement released by Saxs Persson, the Creative Director for Minecraft at Microsoft, said: “Ray tracing sits at the center of what we think is next for Minecraft. GeForce RTX gives the Minecraft world a brand-new feel to it. In normal Minecraft, a block of gold just appears yellow, but with ray tracing turned on, you really get to see the specular highlight, you get to see the reflection, you can even see a mob reflected in it.”
Here, with the Nvidia RTX card, there’s a specific ray tracing technique called ‘path tracing’. In the technique, there is a stimulant that channels the way the light is transported in a scene. This creates a unified model ” for lighting calculations for many different types of effects that have traditionally been implemented separately using rasterized or hybrid renderers,” the companies said.