Finally, Minecraft in Virtual Reality Is Here

The much awaited Minecraft virtual reality edition is now out on the Oculus Store!

5. 2. 16 by Colin Aboy
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In 2015, Oculus VR chief technology officer John Carmack said that if Minecraft doesn’t get onto the virtual reality platform, he’s going to cry…fortunately, he’s not going to cry anymore, because the popular game is now out for sale, and it’s fully functional!

Microsoft just announced that Minecraft: Gear VR Edition is on sale on the Oculus Store for $7, and it is playable through a Samsung Gear VR.

This new release of Minecraft was developed by Microsoft and Mojang with input from John Carmack himself, famed coder of Doom and Quake, now CTO at Oculus.

We all know why Carmack insisted on getting this game out—Minecraft is a simplistic, yet highly immersive game that will get you digging through caves, climbing mountains, running from monsters at night, and meticulously designing your own home.

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And every world you play goes on without end.

GamesBeat’s Jeffrey Grubb reports that the new edition is truly impressive in the sense that it gave him never-before-felt sensations, but it is rather “less immersive” because of the limitations that the Gear VR poses.

In any case, it’s about time we finally got that full picture of exploration in the Minecraft universe.


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