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Minecraft makes it to virtual reality, now available for Samsung Gear VR

Minecraft makes way to virtual reality on Gear VR, but you’ll need the latest Samsung smartphone.

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Good news for Minecraft fans! If you ever wanted to play Microsoft s megahit sandbox game in virtual reality, time is now. A month after the Redmond-based software giant announced its plans of releasing the virtual reality version of Minecraft, it is now available for Samsung Gear VR headset. Developed for Mojang and Oculus, the game is available to purchase from Oculus Store for $6.99 (which is approximately Rs 500). Also Read - Minecraft Dungeons is now out for Xbox, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC

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Officially called Minecraft: Gear VR Edition, the game supports all features of the Pocket Edition. This includes the multiplayer, creative and survival modes, and the character skins that you may be familiar with. The game is compatible with latest Samsung flagship smartphones, such as the Galaxy S7, the Galaxy S7 edge, the Galaxy Note 5, the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge. Also Read - Over 112 million play Minecraft a month: Microsoft

Experiencing it in virtual reality changes it from an abstract activity to a visceral one – it goes from a sense of playing the game to one of being inside your world, and spinning around to find a creeper sneaking up on you leaves a powerful impression. Infinite worlds have been explored, shaped, and shared by millions of people, and now in VR; that sounds a bit like the fabled Metaverse, Oculus CTO John Carmack wrote on Oculus Blog.

Minecraft: VR Edition requires users to use a gamepad to move through and interact. Players can also choose between two viewing modes the default theatre mode or a first-person immersive view. That s not all; the game also offers cross-platform play with Minecraft’s Windows 10 and Pocket editions.

For those unaware, the Samsung Gear VR headset was recently launched in India for Rs 8,200, and is available via Flipkart. If you own a Gear VR headset and given Minecraft: Gear VR Edition a try, do let us know about your experience in the comments section below.

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  • Published Date: April 28, 2016 5:30 PM IST
  • Updated Date: April 28, 2016 5:47 PM IST



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