Last year, NVIDIA teased us with a statement stating that they are working on ray tracing capabilities for Minecraft. Soon, we started getting teased a bit more with pictures and examples of how Minecraft looks with ray tracing enabled.
Well, it has finally come. Microsoft and Mojang are finally blessing us with beautiful graphics this week! Minecraft with RTX will be available for open beta on April 16th.
This beta is only available on the Windows 10 Edition of Minecraft, and you can opt into the beta by going to your settings in-game.
Joining the beta allows you to explore six worlds created by well-known Minecraft builders, as well as build and port your creations over to see how fancy they look with RTX turned on! However, multiplayer and crossplay is not supported in this beta.
In addition to ray tracing, the Minecraft RTX addition will also introduce DLSS 2.0 to the game, allowing you to fully utilize ray tracing capabilities at the highest possible frame rate. If you do not know what DLSS 2.0 is, it "is a new and improved deep learning neural network that boosts frame rates and generates beautiful, sharp images for your games. It gives you the performance headroom to maximize ray tracing settings and increase output resolution."
This means, more frame rate with the same amazing graphical quality!
Even though the beta for Minecraft with RTX starts this week, there is no set release date for the official release.
Are you excited for Minecraft with RTX? I know I am!