Minecraft is making the leap to PlayStation VR, Microsoft-owned developer Mojang Studios has introduced. Minecraft will probably be obtainable on the platform as a free improve later in September, although Mojang shied away from stating an actual launch date. This can 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 is predicated 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 government producer Roger Carpenter stated 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 for the reason that begin of 2020. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic pressured them to regulate 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 consists of two methods to play the sport: “Immersive” and “Living Room”. Mojang did not broaden on what which means, but when we might to guess, the latter might really feel like sitting in a digital room and enjoying on a large display.
Mojang did not say if Minecraft PlayStation VR will work with the upcoming PS5 too. Sony has stated 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 probably be playable with the DualShock 4 as properly.
Since its launch in late 2011, Minecraft has offered over 200 million copies and has 126 million month-to-month energetic customers, in keeping with Microsoft, which acquired Mojang in 2014 and subsequently made it part of Xbox Game Studios.
Minecraft for PlayStation VR is out in September.