Nvidia has revealed Minecraft awash in a coat of new pretty paint, with a new trailer on Monday that shows the before and after effects of Nvidia’s raytracing capabilities, with thoughts on the update by Minecraft’s development team.
Watch the trailer above to see all sorts of locales get the RTX treatment on Windows 10, including vibrant homes, glistening lakes, darkened tunnels full of glowing lava, and expansive caves with light filtering in from cracks above. We went hands-on to experience the improvements with Minecraft using RTX, and felt that it looks like an entirely new game. You can hear more of IGN’s thoughts in the video below.
The raytracing will include enhanced lighting, reflections, and shadows across the world, putting more depth and quality into the classic blocks that retain the same assets, but with better looking textures all around. Nvidia also mentioned that everything will be moddable to benefit players, which is a spot of good news after it was announced that the Super Duper Graphics Pack has been cancelled.
The RTX update from Nvidia doesn’t have an exact release date yet, but when it lands you can expect a free update that’s available to anyone using Nvidia cards in the 2060, 2070, or 2080 range (including the Super and Ti variants).For more on Gamescom, be sure to check out our Gamescom 2019 hub, and check out the whole show’s schedule for a clue as to what else we might be hearing about this week.