Best answer: Despite an early technical preview of the Xbox Series X showcasing Minecraft with ray tracing, there’s simply no confirmation when or even if Minecraft is going to receive a next-gen upgrade for the Xbox Series X|S. It stands to reason that it’ll happen at some point in the future, but additional work will be needed. Xbox Series X|S handle ray tracing differently than Minecraft with RTX on Windows 10.
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Setting the stage
The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S are here, and a whole suite of notable games have already been optimized for Microsoft’s next-gen consoles, many with included ray-tracing support! These powerful consoles can handle a lot more than previous gens and support a wide range of new gaming technologies. However, one significant omission from Microsoft’s recent bombardment of next-gen upgrade announcements has been Minecraft. M…