Oculus has just announced that the ever popular game, Minecraft, is now available on Samsung’s Gear VR headset. The official name of the VR version is called Minecraft: Gear VR Edition. No need to worry about this version of the game lacking in content; VR players will still be able to enjoy multiplayer, survival, and creative modes. This game supports the same features as the Pocket Edition of the game, which sold over 30 million downloads by 2015.
Something unique that the VR Edition has in addition to the default theater view is the ability to play in first-person. This feature is bound to be exciting in virtual reality since you will be able to stand next to your creations.
“Minecraft is a game that you can both figuratively and literally lose yourself in. 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.” – John Carmack, CEO of Oculus
Minecraft: Gear VR Edition is available for $6.99 in the Oculus Store.