Minecraft mistakenly added the Xbox Series X feature early


Mistake number one: using Ray Tracing

After releasing a Minecraft Preview release that allowed Xbox Series X|S players to activate ray tracing in the game, Microsoft has declared that the functionality was added as a mistake and withdrew its support from the platform.

By downloading the Minecraft Preview build, Xbox Insider users may have access to the next-generation feature, which is a test version of the game that incorporates forthcoming features. The enhanced lighting style can be activated in the game’s video settings by enabling a ray tracing option, according to The Verge.


The presence of ray tracing was initially met with enthusiasm by those players who loved the traditional block-building game; however, Microsoft has now revealed that the feature was an error.

Xbox Insiders received a preview release of Minecraft with ray tracing capabilities mistakenly included in it, according to a post from the official Minecraft Twitter page.

ray tracing capability for consoles has been ruled out for the time being because of this early prototype code that was removed from Preview.


You can no longer use this preview build to activate the ray tracing feature in Minecraft, and Microsoft doesn’t want you to think that the accidental inclusion of this feature in any way suggests that it will be added to the Xbox One Series X and Xbox One Series S versions of the game any time soon, which is disappointing news for some Minecraft fans.

There will be more to come.

A few pictures from Microsoft’s 2020 demo showed displayed the enhanced rendering technique’s efficacy in Minecraft, which was first disclosed by the company in 2019.

However, it appears that the Xbox version of Minecraft will have to wait a little longer for full ray tracing capabilities. When Minecraft gets a full next-generation upgrade, it’s likely to be released. It is now being played on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 by those who have already purchased the game on PS4 and Xbox One.


However, if you’re using a PC to play Minecraft, you’re in the clear. Minecraft’s desktop edition has had support for ray-tracing since 2020, and we found the Nvidia-developed RTX patch for the game to be captivating.

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