Microsoft has released a free update to Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta that launches the massively popular block building game into virtual reality for the Oculus Rift.
“We’d like to welcome you to the game all over again, because it’s a fantastic new experience in VR, even if you’re a Minecraft veteran,” developer Mike McGrath wrote in a blog post. “For new and experienced players, we hope the VR experience in Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta will illuminate just how powerful, evocative, and utterly immersive VR can be.”
The Team have worked hard on making Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition’s new VR feature a comfortable, engaging VR experience. The Windows 10 DX11 performance has been optimized even further to augment the VR experience, and along with the VR features we added previously to the Gear VR Edition of Minecraft, there are a ton of new options. There is innate support for keyboard and mouse (for those who know their keyboard that well!), and a variety of VR control options for immersive comfortable turning with the Xbox One controller.