Minecraft on PS4 received a free update yesterday that adds PS VR support to the game.
Support for PS VR was announced earlier in September but they did not give a specific release date.
Minecraft players do not need to buy another version of the game, all you need to do is make sure that your copy of Minecraft is fully updated, and it will have PS VR support.
The free patch for Minecraft will allow you to play VR in 2 different modes, Immersive and Living Room. Immersive is the classic first-person Minecraft experience, and Living Room mode allows players to enjoy Minecraft on a large, virtual TV.
Sony and Mojang released a trailer for the mode earlier this month,
Don’t expect to be waving around your pickaxe with a PlayStation Move controller any time soon. The only supported controller for the VR mode is the DualShock 4.
Despite being one of the most ubiquitous videogames of all time, the relationship between Minecraft and the VR gaming scene has been rather distant. It launched on the Oculus Rift and Gear VR in 2016, and that was it. No mention of any other VR systems until September 2020, that’s a long time to go radio silent about VR.
With the recent announcement of the Oculus Quest 2, there has been a renewed push to get Minecraft on newer VR platforms. However, after the PS VR announcement a Minecraft developer got on Reddit to say that that there was “no news” about Oculus Quest support.
Minecraft for PS VR is now available as free update on the PS4 version, there is not a separate page or purchase needed for new or upgrading customers, all you need to do is connect your PS VR system to a fully upgraded Minecraft on the PS4.