Minecraft‘s blocky world might be the last place you’d think would need more realism. However, NVIDIA and Microsoft have announced that they’ve done exactly that, bringing RTX ray-tracing powers to the ever-popular game. “In normal Minecraft, a block of gold just appears yellow,” said Minecraft’s Saxs Persson, “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.”
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