Minecraft has already gotten its taste of virtual reality support for the Gear VR, but many have been anticipating the release for the Oculus Rift. It seems those that have been wishing for VR support in Minecraft for the Rift have had them answered as the developer confirms just that.
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Mojang, developers of the Minecraft franchise, have confirmed that the release for the Oculus Rift device will not be a standalone title but instead a native update for the existing Minecraft Windows 10 Edition videogame.
In a blog post celebrating the first anniversary of Minecraft Windows 10 Edition, Mojang revealed that: “in the coming weeks, we’ll enable support for the Oculus Rift, giving players a whole new perspective on their favourite game.”
The great news is that current owners of the Minecraft Windows 10 Edition won’t need to spend anything else to get VR support for their Rift. All gamers who currently own Minecraft Windows 10 Edition will receive Oculus Rift support at no additional cost.
The Rift version of Minecraft is expected to get the same VR features as found in the Gear VR, including the virtual living room.
No release date has been specified for the Rift update for Minecraft Windows 10 Edition, but initial estimates could be that the update will land by the end of this month.