Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition arriving on Oculus Rift and Gear VR

minecraftIt seems Minecraft has always been destined for a VR experience — be it in first person or on a shrunk-down Hololens stage demo. Whatever the case may be, an official announcement has been made that Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition will be receiving Oculus VR support. Video announcement below:

Players will be able to purchase the game on both the Windows Store and Oculus Store this spring.

Full news release below:

In June, we shared that Xbox and Oculus were partnering to usher in a new era of virtual reality gaming and that we’d have more to share soon. That day has arrived, as we’re very excited to announce that Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition will support Oculus Rift and will be available for purchase in both the Windows Store and the Oculus Store this spring. Windows 10 is the best platform for playing games on the Oculus Rift, and it was clear that one of the biggest games on Windows 10 would be the perfect way to experience virtual reality.

The Oculus Rift will immerse you in a virtual reality Minecraft world in which you’ll be able to play Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition in Creative or Survival mode – in full 3D! And, as with all versions of Minecraft, Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition supports multiplayer so you can play cooperatively and build, mine and explore your virtual world with friends.

We can’t wait to bring Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition to players on Oculus Rift this spring, and will share more details soon. Finally, if you want to get a head start on building the world of your dreams before diving in with your Oculus Rift, be sure to download the Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition beta today!

via Xbox Wire