Wednesday 13 December 2017

Minecraft is coming to Oculus Rift


Daniel Anderson

The game about making pretty much anything you want it set to debut on the Oculus Rift virtual reality system in the future

Minecraft is already pretty much everywhere, from your PC to your pocket and every console in between, so it makes sense that it will also soon be making an appearance in Virtual Reality.

Microsoft (which owns the franchise) has announced they're working on a version of Minecraft for the Oculus Rift. You'll be able to leap right into the highly stylised world and use the headset to look around at your creations. It's worth noting that you'll be stepping into the full version of the game complete with all its features and servers, the Rift is just your portal.

Early reports are that it's a good showcase for the technology, partly thanks to the rather low-fi graphics which can be easily replicated at a high level and decent frame rate on the twin screens inside the headset. There's also an advantage in being able to gaze around at the huge world around you, and walking wherever you want to create or destroy whatever you like.

There's no word on when Minecraft will actually arrive on Rift, the headset itself isn't even out yet for regular folks, but it's reasonable to assume that with a property like this Microsoft is going to turn some heads in the virtual world.

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