Microsoft will provide to Minecraft’s game players more realistic graphics on personal computers. The announcement was made Monday.
They plan to use chipmaker Nvidia Corp's real-time ray tracing technology. Real-time ray tracing, or the ability for the chip to simulate how light rays will bounce around in a visual scene, helps video games and other computer graphics more closely resemble shadows and reflections in the real world. "Lighting is upgraded to real-time global illumination, enabling light to realistically illuminate blocks and buildings as the world is modified. Emissive blocks like Glowstone and Lava can illuminate environments, along with other dynamic game elements. Water, glass and other reflective surfaces show accurate real-time reflections, mirroring their surroundings," Nvidia description of the change is. Other games which would have the same graphic technology are Activision Blizzard's "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare", Ubisoft Toronto's "Watch Dogs: Legion" and Tencent NExT Studios' "Synced: Off Planet."
The game aspect will change
The announcement only relates to the PC version “Minecraft.” “Minecraft’s” graphics haven’t changed much in the last few years. The addition of ray tracing marks one of the biggest updates to its graphics to date. However, to experience “Minecraft” with Nvidia’s ray tracing on PC, players would need to buy an Nvidia GeForce RTX graphics card, which starts at around $US350.