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Experience Minecraft in a whole new way with Oculus Rift starting today

Written By published August 15, 2016

Welcome to Minecraft again… in VR!

Last fall, we announced that we were working with our partners at Oculus to develop Minecraft for VR. Finally, we’re ready to have everyone experience Minecraft in a whole new way through virtual reality on Oculus Rift. Starting today, as a thank you to our community, we’ll be releasing a free update to Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta which will enable gameplay using Oculus Rift devices.

We hope the VR experience in Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta will illuminate just how powerful, evocative, and utterly immersive VR can really be, whether you’re a new player or a Minecraft veteran. The Windows 10 DX11 performance has been optimized even further to augment the VR experience, and there are a ton of new options in addition to the VR features we added previously to the Gear VR Edition of Minecraft.  Many VR-specific options are recorded separately, so you can customize your VR experience, and still have your traditional Minecraft experience exactly how you left it!

Read more about all the new features in Minecraft for VR over at Xbox Wire. We hope you have as much fun with it as we did making it.

Cheers, Crafters!