Minecraft is making the soar to PlayStation VR, Microsoft-owned developer Mojang Studios has introduced. Minecraft will likely be obtainable on the platform as a free improve later in September, although Mojang shied away from stating an actual launch date. This could be the third formally supported VR model of Minecraft, after Minecraft for Windows 10 (Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality) and Minecraft: Gear VR Edition (Samsung Gear VR, naturally). Minecraft PlayStation VR relies on Minecraft VR tech from different VR platforms, Mojang famous.
“Once we’ve finished the final bits of polish to the experience, the PS VR support will arrive via a patch for the main Minecraft game,” Mojang Studios govt producer Roger Carpenter mentioned on PlayStation Blog. “Everyone who has Minecraft on PlayStation 4 will get that patch automatically. Download that patch and you’ll get access to the new Minecraft VR functionality. Of course, you’ll need a PS VR setup in order to use it.”
Microsoft Studios producer Damian Finn revealed on Twitter that the Minecraft console crew has been engaged on PlayStation VR help because the begin of 2020. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic pressured them to modify how they develop Minecraft, Carpenter added, however the course of was “relatively drama-free”. SkyBox Labs — additionally engaged on Halo Infinite — helped Mojang for Minecraft PlayStation VR.
The Minecraft PlayStation VR expertise will retain the whole lot from the bottom PS4 model, and can add a bunch of recent settings, Carpenter added. That contains two methods to play the sport: “Immersive” and “Living Room”. Mojang did not broaden on what meaning, but when we might to guess, the latter could really feel like sitting in a digital room and taking part in on a large display.
Mojang did not say if Minecraft PlayStation VR will work with the upcoming PS5 too. Sony has said that PlayStation Move Motion Controllers, PlayStation VR Aim Controller, and PlayStation Camera will work with “supported PS VR games” on the PS5. Minecraft for PlayStation VR will likely be playable with the DualShock 4 as effectively.
Since its launch in late 2011, Minecraft has offered over 200 million copies and has 126 million month-to-month energetic customers, in accordance to Microsoft, which acquired Mojang in 2014 and subsequently made it part of Xbox Game Studios.
Minecraft for PlayStation VR is out in September.