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Minecraft officially comes to virtual reality Oculus Rift
September 27, 2016
Minecraft is a phenomenon, there is no doubt. Its growth is unstoppable and as we know Microsoft wanted to be part of it, so buying Mojang has been one of the most important issues regarding the “New Microsoft”. This has allowed the famous game is expanding its horizons with versions for Wii U, an exclusive HoloLens and its foray into virtual reality by Oculus, version finally available today.
Although Minecraft has been available in virtual reality through unofficial mods and a version for Gear VR, today is when Microsoft is finally releasing a free update for its beta version of Windows 10: ‘Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta’, the which can be played with glasses Oculus Rift for a more immersive experience.
Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta now supports Oculus
Remember that Mojang launched a few months ago a version of Minecraft for Gear VR Samsung and Oculus, but it was an adaptation constraint that did not exploit all the capabilities of the game. Now that the updated version for Windows 10 start to see what Microsoft can and what you have in mind for this great game and experience.
Oculus Rift Minecraft can be played with mouse and keyboard, plus graphics settings leverage the full power of computers with virtual reality capabilities. An attractive part of this version is that you can play with or without virtual reality glasses, so always adjustments and progress that we be respected, which can be enjoyed on a screen or in the Oculus Rift.
This new version will allow through the various scenarios and creations, besides being able to build their own scenarios where freedom and view 360 degrees give glasses perfectly add to the experience. As we know, Oculus launched its controls movement towards the end of the year, but so far Microsoft has not mentioned anything about a support to these new controls, this after withdraw its mention in the website of the game, so we will wait more information.
Minecraft VR approaches with the DirectX 11, optimized specifically for virtual reality and opens new options that were not available in the version of Gear VR.