Oculus VR teams up with Mojang to bring a virtual reality edition to the Minecraft franchise.
Minecraft: Gear VR Edition is now available, which allows gamers to use the Oculus VR headsets to step inside your Minecraft world with friends. Now, players can build, explore, battle mobs with the power of mobile virtual reality.
“Minecraft is a game that you can both figuratively and literally lose yourself in,” said Oculus CTO John Carmack. “In fact, my strongest memories of being inside VR are from the time I’ve spent exploring Minecraft on Gear VR. Experiencing it in virtual reality changes it from an abstract activity to a visceral one — it goes from a sense of playing the game to one of being inside your world, and spinning around to find a creeper sneaking up on you leaves a powerful impression. Infinite worlds have been explored, shaped, and shared by millions of people, and now in VR; that sounds a bit like the fabled Metaverse.”
Minecraft: Gear VR Edition is available now online for $6.99 USD.