Minecraft, one of the most popular games out there which started out on the PC platform and moved on to the mobile industry, has just joined the virtual reality scene. It was only a matter of time before the move and now it has materialized.
And the best thing is that the game on the virtual platform, Minecraft: Gear VR Edition offers just about the same thing with the Minecraft: Pocket Edition. Which means the game comes equipped with skins, Creative and Survival modes and best of all the multiplayer feature.
The only difference is even in the Virtual Reality game’s favor. Since it’s a block game, it makes it even more immersive. The game has two viewing modes, the theater view in a virtual Minecraft room and the first-person view. This allows users and gamers to get a better view of their 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
John Carmack, CTO of Oculus, says.
But the game is just available for the Samsung Gear VR at the moment. To use it, users need a compatible smartphone. Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and Edge Plus, Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, and the Galaxy Note 5 are compatible right now. On top of the compatible to a phone, users also need a paired gamepad for it. Oculus recommends the SteelSeries Stratus XL controller, and it’s available via Amazon for $59.99.
Minecraft into Virtual Reality
Mojang said the Oculus Rift was still developing the Oculus Rift for Minecraft. The rollout of the Gear VR is therefore just an initial foray of the Minecraft game into virtual reality.
Minecraft: Gear VR Edition is already available at the Oculus Store with a $6.99 price tag.