It seems that Minecraft is now finally available on the Oculus Rift. We’ve been waiting for this update for quite a while, but it seems that it has finally made its way to the game. The new free update has been released for the Windows 10 BETA edition of Minecraft and now it can be tested by everyone who’s inside the BETA testing program.
It is good to know that you were able to play Minecraft on the Oculus Rift via a mode called “Minecrift”, but it is good to know that this is the first official version of the game for desktop virtual reality. We remind you that a Gear VR version of the game has been released back in April 2016.
According to the Minecraft team, the Windows 10 users will be able to see some of the features that are currently NOT available in the Gear VR version. It seems that this also includes support for a keyboard and mouse along with some graphics settings that will take full advantage of the VR-capable computers’ power.
Since the game can now be played both inside and outside a headset, it will come with some settings for each mode, allowing players to tweak in-VR movements or graphics without affecting their flatscreen game experience later.
It is good to know that the biggest difference between the Oculus Rift and the Gear VR are the Touch Motion Controllers that the Rift comes with. However, these controllers should be released later this year. Unfortunately, Microsoft hasn’t mentioned if Minecraft will support motion controls, but an image of Touch that has been spotted on the Minecraft VR page has been removed, which means that there are high chances that the Touch Motion Controllers will NOT be supported by this game.
Are you playing Minecraft with your Oculus Rift headset?