Minecraft Gets PlayStation VR Support Later This Month

Minecraft Gets PlayStation VR Support Later This Month

In a free update for all current players.

All this week, Sony is putting a spotlight on the PlayStation VR with a slew of new announcements and reveals around the headset. To kick things off, Mojang and Sony announced today that Minecraft would be getting PS VR support later this month.

Announced over on the PlayStation Blog earlier today, Mojang revealed that the new update coming to Minecraft on the PS4 later this month would be entirely free. All you'll need to do is own a copy of Minecraft and a PS VR headset, and you're all good to go once the update launches.

Mojang's Roger Carpenter revealed that they got the "thumbs up" from Sony on PS VR support around the same time that cross-play was enabled between all platforms for Minecraft. The feature was first announced last year in December 2019, and launched later on that month for all platforms.

There won't be any adjustments you'll need to make in the transition to Minecraft on PS VR: everything in the game will work just fine in virtual reality. "There's a bunch of new settings and guidances so that you can tweak the VR experience to your needs," Carpenter writes on the PS Blog. "There's also two modes you can play in VR: Immersive and Living Room modes." Carpenter doesn't actually reveal what these two modes are.

This actually isn't Minecraft's debut in virtual reality. It's already available on PC through a number of different outlets and virtual reality headsets, including Oculus Rift and Gear VR on Samsung phones.

Right now, there isn't a specific launch date for Minecraft on PS VR, and we don't yet know if the game will utilize the PS VR Move controllers in any way. We'll report back on any further details from Mojang or Sony.

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