Xbox One Controller Support Coming to Gear VR

You'll soon be able to play games like Minecraft: Gear VR Edition with an Xbox One controller.


Microsoft announced today that Xbox One controller support is on its way to Gear VR, with Minecraft being the first compatible game. And if you're attending Minecon, you'll be able to try it out for yourself at the Oculus booth.

Minecraft: Gear VR Edition will work with the Xbox One controller after an October game update. When this releases, all you'll need to do is ensure your controller is also updated and then connect it to your phone via Bluetooth. This means older versions of the Xbox One controller won't work, as they're not equipped with Bluetooth functionality. It wasn't until the release of the Xbox One S that we got Bluetooth versions of the game pad.

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The Xbox One controller will also be able to work with games that are already controller-enabled on Gear VR eventually. Some of these games include Herobound, Spirit Champion, Omega Agent, and End Space. Microsoft said it will have more news on the release timing in "the coming months."

Gear VR supports multiple Android phones, such as the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+, Galaxy S6, and the Galaxy S6 Edge.

Minecraft got Oculus Rift support back in August. As long as you own Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition, you can get a free copy of the Oculus Store version and jump into virtual reality. Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition is free to anyone who purchased the original Minecraft on PC from Mojang's website.

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