With ray tracing on, Minecraft looks wholly different (but still blocky). Superpowered lighting means you’ll see reflections on surfaces, improved lighting and shadows without a reliance on HDR and a sense of depth that’s been lacking in the world to date.
To really drive it home, here’s Minecraft with ray tracing off:
… and here’s with it on:
And just for fun, here’s another comparison:
You can also see a real-time comparison thanks to YouTuber Austin Evans; his full hands-on with the Xbox Series X is below.
Stay tuned for more on Xbox Series X. The next-gen console will hit store shelves this coming holiday season.