Minecraft joins the Oculus Rift lineup today, but how to get it isn’t so obvious. If you’re looking to download and start playing as soon as possible, here’s what you need to do.
There is no single store entry for the full version of Minecraft, only a page for the Windows 10 Edition Beta. In order to get the fully released game, you’ll have to download this beta. Once that’s done, you’ll be able to upgrade to the full version in-game for $9.99. Oculus also notes that the full version is “available as a free update for all existing Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Betaowners.”
Minecraft for the Oculus Rift includes cross-platform play, meaning you and your friends (or enemies) can play together on Rift, iOS, Android, Gear VR, and Windows 10 devices.
“The world of Minecraft comes to life in VR,” says Oculus in a release blog for the game. “This update comes fully-featured, with controls specifically optimized for an intuitive VR experience. Be sure to take advantage of the awe-inspiring, fully immersive first person mode, as well as a theater view for a more comfortable option. And with features like Realms, you can create and adventure with a group of friends or family in your own permanent Minecraft world that’s always available.”