Are you jumping up and down? Because we are. Why, you ask? Well, Minecraft is finally released to the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality headset and we couldn’t be more excited. While Samsung VR users have enjoyed Minecraft for some time, Oculus Rift users felt like they were missing out on the action – especially hardcore Minecraft fans. Gladly, Mojang, the game’s developer, heard all of the fan requests and worked the coding team to their bone to release an Oculus Rift version as well.
“In April, we released Minecraft VR edition for Gear VR. It was the product of many, many months of hard work, reshaping the game you know and love to precisely fit the new medium of VR. After such an achievement, you’d think we’d pat our beleaguered VR team on the back and send them on holiday, but instead we tricked them back into the Coding Pits by saying we’d spotted a Mewtwo in there and quietly barring the door. Since then, in exchange for scraps of old meat dropped from an overhead grille, our heroic team has worked relentlessly to further tweak and refine the experience, making our Oculus Rift feature-set even more impressive.”, remarked Mojang in a very funny but insightful blog post.
This blog post isn’t the only way the team announced the release of the new version of the game, they even announced it on Twitter for all the fans that are following them on social media. Here’s how the tweet sounds: Is YOUR FACE ready for VR? Coz Minecraft now works on Oculus Rift! It’s a free update, too!”
As the blog post from Mojang says, you just need to have a PC running Windows 10 and to download the launcher: “Windows 10 players just need to download the bespoke launcher from the Oculus store to get the full stereoscopic experience.”
So, what do you think about Minecraft in Virtual Reality? Do you think it’s an exciting step for the game, or should the VR stick to more reality-like games?