Famous sandbox video game developed and published by Mojang in November 2011 has been played, so far, on PCs (Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux), mobile devices (Android, iOS, Windows Phone), consoles (Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Wii U), Raspberry Pi and Universal Windows Platform. Since virtual reality has entered our lives, gamers have dreamed about playing their favorite games using a headset and in March, Microsoft has announced that Minecraft will be played with an Oculus Rift on Windows 10. Next week, this will finally happen.
Tommaso Checchi is one of the developers working on Minecraft and he made this official announcement on his Twitter account: “PSA: unsurprisingly, promised dates change :) We said that Rift support would be in 0.15.6, but it will be out next week instead!” Almost 1000 Minecraft fans have liked the tweet and 180 users have retweeted the message.
If you’ve installed Windows 10 on your PC and you’ve already bought the Oculus Rift VR headset, then, starting from next week, you will be able to play Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition (which normally costs only $9.99, but if you own Minecraft on Windows PC/Mac, you’ll get the game for free) in virtual reality. When the time will come, Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition will be also available on the Oculus Store.
In the spring of 2014, the creator of Minecraft, Markus ‘Notch’ Persson has announced that the Oculus Rift compatible version of the game has been canceled, saying that the social networking giant “creeps him out”. However, in September 2014, he sold Mojang to Microsoft for the sum of $2.5 billion. Things have changed in the meantime and the Minecraft fans were very happy when the developers have announced that the one year anniversary of Windows 10 will come with support for Oculus Rift.
If you’re playing Minecraft for the first time, then you should be good at building constructions out of textured cubes, exploring, gathering resources, crafting and combating. You’ll attack villages and steal resources from your opponents’ chests, in order to expand your village and, at the same time, you’ll have to protect it against other players who will attack you.