Microsoft admits that I mistakenly included ray tracing on Minecraft (via VGC). Tom Warren, journalist and senior editor at The Verge, reported on Tuesday this week that Mojang’s popular construction title had added a ray-tracing option in a build test, although through the official Twitter of Minecraft It has been confirmed, as well as being added unintentionally, that for the time being “There are no near future plans to bring ray tracing support to Xbox consoles”.
The previous Minecraft Preview build available to Xbox Insiders inadvertently included prototype code for raytracing support on Xbox consoles. This early prototype code has been removed from Preview and doesn’t signal near future plans to bring raytracing support to consoles. minecraft (@minecraft) March 31, 2022
“The previous version of Minecraft Preview available to Xbox Insiders inadvertently included prototype code for game support. ray tracing on Xbox consoles. This initial prototype code has been removed from the preview version and does not indicate that there are any future plans to bring ray tracing support to consoles.”
As we mentioned at the beginning of the news, earlier this week Tom Warren commented the following through his personal Twitter account: “Minecraft with ray tracing on xbox? The latest version of Minecraft Preview is optimized for Xbox Series S/X and is supported early in the game. ray tracing“. As reported in the release, this option will be removed from the preview version.
Minecraft with ray tracing on Xbox? The latest Minecraft Preview is optimized for Xbox Series S / X and has early raytracing support 👀 pic.twitter.com/cqH0cuGbtS Tom Warren (@tomwarren) March 28, 2022
At this time, it is completely unknown when the ray tracing option in Minecraft will be implemented on Xbox consoles.