Microsoft to use Nvidia technology for Minecraft game

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In another collaboration between software giant Microsoft and graphics chip company Nvidia Corporation, Microsoft has announced that it will use the latter’s real-time ray tracing technology to provide gamers of its Minecraft video game with more graphics. realistic on personal computers.

Microsoft will offer real-time ray tracing support for any gamer using an Nvidia RTX card, as a free update. Microsoft and Nvidia made the joint announcement at the Gamescom industry trade fair in Cologne, Germany, according to an online report.

“Ray tracing is central to what we believe is the next step for Minecraft,” Saxs Persson, chief creative director of Minecraft at Microsoft, said in a statement. “GeForce RTX gives the Minecraft world a whole new feel. In normal Minecraft a block of gold just appears yellow, but with ray tracing turned on you can really see the specular highlight, you can see the reflection, you can even see a crowd reflecting in it.

According to Nvidia, the company will work with Mojang, the creator of Minecraft, to add a form of ray tracing known as path tracing to the Windows 10 version of the game. Path tracing simulates how light is transported. in a scene. It presents a unified model for lighting calculations for many different types of effects that have traditionally been implemented separately using rasterized or hybrid renderings.

A year ago, Nvidia announced it would introduce GPUs with built-in ray tracing acceleration. Microsoft had announced that it would implement DirectX ray tracing for its DirectX application programming interfaces.

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