Microsoft-owned developer Mojang Studios announced that Minecraft will jump to PlayStation VR. Although Mojang declined to specify the exact release date, Minecraft will be available as a free upgrade on the platform in late September. This will be the third officially supported VR version of Minecraft after Minecraft (Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality) and Minecraft: Gear VR Edition (Naturally Samsung Gear VR) of Windows 10. Mojang pointed out that Minecraft PlayStation VR is based on the Minecraft VR technology of other VR platforms.
Mojang Studios executive producer Roger Carpenter said on the PlayStation Blog: “Once the experience is finalized, PS VR support will be provided through patches for the main Minecraft game.” “Everyone who owns Minecraft on PlayStation 4 The patch will be automatically obtained. Download the patch and you will be able to use the new Minecraft VR features. Of course, you need to install PS VR to use it.”
Microsoft Studios producer Damian Finn (Damian Finn) Reveal On Twitter, the Minecraft console team has been providing support for PlayStation VR since early 2020. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic forced them to adjust the way Minecraft was developed, Carpenter added, but the process was “relatively tricky.” SkyBox Lab-also working on Halo Infinite-helped Mojang use Minecraft PlayStation VR.
Carpenter added that the Minecraft PlayStation VR experience will retain all the content in the basic PS4 version and will add many new settings. These include two ways of playing games: “immersive” and “living room”. Mojang did not expand its meaning, but if we guess, the latter may be like sitting in a virtual room and playing on a big screen.
Mojang did not disclose whether Minecraft PlayStation VR will also be used with the upcoming PS5. Sony stated that the PlayStation Move Motion controller, PlayStation VR target controller and PlayStation camera will be used with “supported PS VR games” on PS5. Minecraft for PlayStation VR can also be played with DualShock 4.
According to Microsoft, since its launch in late 2011, Minecraft has sold 200 million copies and has 126 million monthly active users. The company acquired Mojang in 2014 and subsequently became part of Xbox Game Studios.
Minecraft for PlayStation VR will be released in September.