Minecraft to Add Support for PS VR Later This Month
Minecraft, already one of the most popular video games of all time, plans to add support for Playstation VR later in September. The news was first announced on the Playstation Blog in a post from Roger Carpenter, who produced the Xbox Live Arcade version of the game.
PS VR will join a long list of Minecraft-compatible devices including Windows, Mac, Linux, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Android, and iOS. Given the immense popularity of Minecraft, it's no surprise that the team has continued looking for opportunities to re-release the game and bring it to a new audience.
Minecraft is already available for Oculus Rift, Gear VR, and Windows Mixed Reality, so this isn't its first release on VR. The game has similar mechanics and features across all devices, so you'll know what to expect if you've already played it on another platform. The video below will give you a better idea of what Minecraft is like in virtual reality:
As the announcement makes clear, the new release will be "100% the same Minecraft game that you can play every day, every week, every month, every year…on PlayStation 4. Nothing removed. 100% wholesome & pure full-fat Minecraft." It will arrive as a free patch, so anyone who owns the game on PS4 will be able to play on PS VR.
Existing Minecraft VR releases include a few additional features that reduce the likelihood of motion sickness, tweak the control scheme, and even allow you to play in a simulated living room. The Playstation Blog announcement confirmed support for living room mode, but it didn't mention any of the other VR-specific tools. It's certainly possible that they will be ported to PS VR, but it's hard to say anything definitive at this point. We'll update this story when we receive more information or when the VR update arrives on PS4.