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Minecraft VR Arrives on Oculus Rift

As expected, Minecraft this week launched in VR, and is accessible now to Oculus Rift owners.

Microsoft on Monday expelled a giveaway refurbish to Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta to capacitate gameplay regulating a practical existence headsets.

“We’d like to acquire we to a diversion all over again, since it’s a illusory new knowledge in VR, even if you’re a Minecraft veteran,” developer Mike McGrath wrote in a blog post. “For new and gifted players, we wish a VR knowledge in Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta will irradiate only how powerful, evocative, and definitely immersive VR can be.”

Promising a “comfortable, engaging” experience, Redmond has optimized a Windows 10 DX11 performance, and combined new facilities like support for keyboard and mouse, several Xbox One control options, and new describe stretch settings “that will put your absolute VR graphics label [to] good use,” McGrath said.

Minecraft builder Mojang final month reliable skeleton to capacitate support for a Rift, giving players “a whole new viewpoint on their favorite game.”

Those who possess Minecraft Windows 10 Edition and an Oculus Rift can burst right into a title; only record into your Mojang comment and click a “redeem” symbol for giveaway access. The Rift chronicle promises informed facilities like multiplayer, Creative, and Survival diversion modes.

Minecraft in Jun reached a outrageous milestone, counting 100 million copies sold, braggadocio approximately 53,000 sales per day. Late July, meanwhile, noted a initial anniversary of Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta. In a initial 365 days, Minecraft and Mojang reported some-more than 12,000 formula check-ins, 6,000-plus squashed bugs, and 15 updates with dozens of new features.

Despite device delays, US consumers are now enjoying practical worlds in a comfort of their homes. And soon, European and Canadian players can, too: Oculus today announced new Rift launches on Sept. 20.

Available now to pre-order for £549 in a UK around Amazon and during brick-and-mortar John Lewis, Curry’s PCWorld, Game, and Harrods stores, a Rift will also sell for €699 during FNAC (France), Media Markt and Saturn (Germany), and Best Buy (Canada). Also demeanour for it online from Amazon.fr, Amazon.de, and a Microsoft Store Online.


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