It looks like Microsoft could be gearing up to release a native Xbox Series X/S version of Minecraft.
As spotted by VGC contributor Andrew Marmo, Minecraft was classified for Xbox Series consoles in Germany earlier this month. Currently, the Xbox One version of the game is playable on Xbox Series X/S via backwards compatibility.
One feature that could potentially be supported in an optmised version of the game for Xbox Series consoles is ray tracing, which Microsoft has been teasing since before the platform’s launch in 2020.
Last March, developer Mojang inadvertently included prototype code for ray tracing support on Xbox consoles in a preview build available to Xbox Insiders, before quickly removing it.