Minecraft coming to Gear VR too: hold onto your virtual hats

by: Kris CarlonMarch 16, 2016
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Minecraft, that obsessively popular blocky world building game, has now been confirmed for release on Samsung’s Gear VR platform as well. Microsoft announced the title with Oculus at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco. Microsoft has already shown Minecraft on Hololens as well as Oculus Rift, so Gear VR is the next evolution.

samsung gear vr oculus connect aa (12 of 15)See also: Samsung Gear VR reactions at Oculus Connect1

There are no details yet on when Minecraft will be available for the Gear VR or how much it will cost, but considering the affordability and accessibility of Samsung’s virtual reality headset compared to the likes of Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, you can only assume it will be a lot cheaper than on any other platform.

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Not surprisingly, Minecraft in VR doesn’t take the hyper-reality angle other VR titles are shooting for, but instead provides a fully immersive 3D experience in those characteristically pixellated environments. Minecraft fans are going to absolutely love Minecraft VR and it looks like it will be available on pretty much every VR platform this year.

Are you a Minecrafter? How good do you think it’ll be in VR?

  • CANNOT WAIT!!! I just recently quit playing….but i would love to try this out on my VR!

  • saksham

    i find minecraft pretty boring even the ps4 version but this might be interesting so i will try it out

    • Peeta Mellark

      I find stock MCPE can get boring… but with Blocklauncher Pro and mods, I can expand the gameplay experience and it doesn’t get boring.