As of today, gamers can finally play Minecraft on the Oculus Rift. A Rift version of the game was unveiled at last E3 2015 with a long tech demo, and today Oculus has provided details on where to download it and the Rift version’s updates.
“With this launch, you and your friends can explore Minecraft—simultaneously, cross platform—on Rift, Gear VR, iOS, Android, and Windows 10 devices,” reads the Oculus blog post. “You can download Minecraft for Rift on the Oculus Store here and upgrade to the full version, in game for $9.99. It’s also available as a free update for all existing Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Beta owners.”
“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.”
It sounds like the people at Oculus have been working pretty hard to keep Minecraft fans happy with this new release. Given the flexibility Oculus allows with cross-platform play and various control options, this could attract some serious attention to the platform. Virtual reality is slowly becoming more embraced by developers and the gaming community alike, and a mainstream game like Minecraft getting its own VR release is very significant step towards establishing VR devices as household items. In the meantime, let us know if you’re excited to experience Minecraft in VR in the comments below.
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