Minecraft Adding Oculus VR Support Next Year

Experience the sandbox game in virtual reality in 2016.


Virtual reality support is coming to Minecraft next year, Oculus and developer Mojang announced this morning.

During the Oculus Connect conference today, Oculus founder Palmer Luckey talked about the time he spent playing Minecraft in lieu of college homework. This in turn led to him revealing that the sandbox building game is coming to Oculus.

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Mojang's Lydia Winters then appeared on-screen to share a few of the particulars. The Windows 10 Edition of Minecraft will add Oculus compatibility sometime next spring. This version of the game will be available from both the Windows Store and Oculus Store; you can also still get Windows 10 Edition for free if you own the previous computer version. Keep in mind that this VR version of Minecraft is not what Microsoft showed at this year's E3.

Further details regarding VR support weren't shared. We'll have more information as it's made available.

Markus "Notch" Persson, the creator of Minecraft, canceled a planned Oculus VR version of the game last year after Facebook's acquisition of Oculus.

Also during today's Oculus Connect conference, Samsung announced a new, $99 Gear VR headset.

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