Eyes-on with Minecraft with RTX ray-tracing: They should have sent a poet

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Minecraft Bedrock Edition beta build is now testing out RTX ray-tracing. Even with modest RTX hardware, it is truly stunning.
I don't have the beefiest PC out there, but I do just about slip into the minimum requirements for Minecraft's RTX beta, injecting ray-tracing shadows and lightning into the crafty, blocky world.
Minecraft has enjoyed shaders and other ray-tracing features for a while on its Java Edition, but those on the Bedrock Edition can now join in on the fun if you have an RTX GPU or higher and a Windows 10 PC.
We got into the beta for ourselves earlier to look around at some of the earliest versions of the new effects Minecraft players can expect when it launches later this year. Even in a pre-optimal state on relatively modest RTX hardware, Minecraft with ray-tracing is almost like a new game.
Related: How to play the Minecraft RTX ray-tracing beta
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Microsoft is bringing ray tracing exclusively to Minecraft for Windows 10, first available via the RTX beta test. This version features the full modern Minecraft experience, including cross-platform multiplayer and purchases with Xbox One, PlayStation 4, mobile, and more.

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