Oculus has announced the release of Minecraft: Gear VR Edition, the game is priced at US$6.99 and is now available on the Oculus Store
Now you can build, explore, battle mobs – and all your other favorite Minecraft activities – with the power of mobile virtual reality
This isn’t the full Minecraft game, but the Pocket Edition, you will have to wait for the Oculus Rift edition due out later this year for the full experience.
When asked about this exciting moment in VR, Oculus CTO John Carmack said “Minecraft is a game that you can both figuratively and literally lose yourself in. In fact, my strongest memories of being inside VR are from the time I’ve spent exploring Minecraft on Gear VR. 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.”
Minecraft: Gear VR Edition supports all the features of Pocket Edition, including Creative and Survival modes, skins, and multiplayer. You can choose between the more comfortable default theater view or the more intense and immersive first-person view that lets you stand beside your creations.