Reportedly, a Native PS5 Version of Minecraft is in the Works
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Reportedly, a Native PS5 Version of Minecraft is in the Works

Nathan Lees
Nathan Lees

Microsoft is reportedly gearing up to release a native version of Minecraft for the PlayStation 5. This exciting development comes as a result of leaks from PlayStation Game Size, a social media account known for revealing games early by digging into Sony's console store.


Currently, PlayStation 5 users can only play the PlayStation 4 version of Minecraft via backwards compatibility. However, with this upcoming release, players can finally experience an optimized current-gen version of the game on their beloved console.

Last year, there were hints of an Xbox Series X|S version of Minecraft surfacing on various ratings boards. While Microsoft clarified that these listings were part of standard approval processes, fans have been eagerly awaiting an enhanced version of the game for current-gen consoles.

One exciting feature that could be included in this optimized version is ray tracing. Microsoft has been teasing ray tracing capabilities for Minecraft since before the launch of the Xbox Series X in 2020. In fact, Mojang even inadvertently included prototype code for ray tracing support on Xbox consoles in a preview build for Xbox Insiders in 2021, although it was quickly removed.

While there may not be concrete plans for ray tracing support on consoles in the near future, the fact that Microsoft is exploring these possibilities shows their commitment to enhancing the Minecraft experience for players across different platforms.


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