Mojang Studios’ Minecraft will finally be playable with PlayStation VR. Coming this month, players can experience full VR content in a free patch.
Minecraft. Whether you like it or hate it, this game has taken over the world since its 2011 release. We’re willing to bet that everyone’s tried it at least once or has a younger sibling or cousin addicted to it.
The sandbox game where you literally ‘mine’ and ‘craft’ has evolved over the years to include many features, and VR on the PlayStation 4 is finally one of them.
The Oculus Rift has had Minecraft on VR since 2016 so this isn’t exactly revolutionary, but it’s something fans have been waiting for. Coming this month, anyone with a copy of the game on their PS4 gets the patch for free. As this will be a VR game, you’re going to have to set up your PS VR gear along with your DualShock 4 controller (not the motion controllers).
The PlayStation blog has promised us the entire Minecraft VR game with nothing left out. The only differences will be the tweaks and adjustments to make the experience more immersive with some new settings. Players will get to enjoy the virtual world in both Immersive and Living Room modes. Unlike Minecraft on the Oculus Rift, all the mining and crafting will be done via the controller — no more awkward swinging motions.
Minecraft PS VR compatibility had been in the works for a while now, largely based on the technology from other platforms. Further delays would have been expected with the pandemic but the developers behind Minecraft VR have stated that it hasn’t interfered with their work, so we can expect its release anytime now. Another wonderful addition to my list of things-to-do during isolation.