Minecraft has a long history with the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). The ever-popular indie smash had once been in development for the device under its original creator Markus ‘Notch’ Persson, but these plans were scrapped once Oculus VR was purchased by Facebook back in 2014. Today, over a year since those plans were scrapped, it’s been confirmed that Minecraft’s PC version will officially support the Oculus Rift soon.
The VR support for the Windows 10 version of Minecraft was confirmed during Oculus VR’s Oculus Connect developer conference in Hollywood, California today. It will be launching on both the Windows 10 and Oculus Stores next spring. no other details were announced although Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey did throw some free swag into the audience.
Of course, Minecraft now belongs to Microsoft, which itself has partnered closely with Oculus VR, so this may go some way to explaining how this is possible. VRFocus will continue to follow Minecraft’s VR support, reporting back with the latest updates on the title.