It has just been revealed on the PlayStation Blog that Minecraft will be releasing on the PlayStation VR later this month in a new update that will arrive for the main game.
Apparently, this has been in the works since the developers got the OK from Sony to bring cross-platform play and the Bedrock version of Minecraft to the PS4. That's a decently long time, more than enough time to ensure that this version of Minecraft will be the "100% the same Minecraft game that you can play every day, every week, every month, every year…on PlayStation 4. Nothing removed. 100% wholesome & pure full-fat Minecraft."
Players will need the PlayStation VR setup of course, but asides from that, a PS4, and a copy of Minecraft, there's nothing preventing players from jumping blockfirst into the newest version of Minecraft. Players will use the DualShock 4 controller to move around and do stuff, but they'll be looking around with their VR headset and experiencing the world in a more immersive way than Minecraft players are used to.
Minecraft for PlayStation VR will arrive as a patch later on the PS4 version later this month. Until then, stay tuned to TechRaptor.
This is really neat. It's nothing that none of us has never seen before, but porting Minecraft to VR is cool and worth talking about. Minecraft is supposed to be about unlocking a player's creativity, and when you're fully immersed in VR that task could become much easier to accomplish. It's weird, because we've come so far with our bulky VR setups, but we still have much farther to go before we have VR that can fit in a pair of glasses or something similar. Seeing things like Minecraft on VR is awesome, and it's going to be exciting to watch VR grow further in the future.
What do you think of this update? Do you still play Minecraft? If you don't, do you think you would try it again on the PlayStation VR? Let us know in the comments!