Microsoft Corp said on Monday it will use chipmaker Nvidia Corp’s real-time ray tracing technology to provide the software company’s Minecraft video game players more realistic graphics on personal computers.
“I think we’ve put all of the pieces in place to bring ray tracing into the future of games. The number of blockbuster games that have adopted RTX is really snowballing,” Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang said on a post-earnings call. Other games which would have the same graphic technology are Activision Blizzard’s “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare”, Ubisoft Toronto’s “Watch Dogs: Legion” and Tencent NExT Studios’ “Synced: Off Planet”, Nvidia said on Monday.
Minecraft, a construction game in which players can build nearly anything imaginable, block by block, in a digital, Lego-like world, spread like wildfire since its full release in 2011 by developer Mojang, which was bought by Microsoft in 2014.
In May this year, Microsoft said 176 million versions of the game have been sold since its launch.