The hugely popular creation and survival videogame Minecraft has previously been available to try in virtual reality (VR) for users of the Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift, but soon users of the upcoming Windows 10 Mixed Reality devices will also be able to experience Minecraft up close.
So far there has not been any confirmation on what version of Minecraft this will be, if any additional content will be added to the Windows 10 MR version of the title, or if it will be a port of the Oculus Rift version.
Earlier this year at E3, Microsoft and Mojang announced that extensive cross-platform support for Minecraft would be introduced, allowing users from Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR and non-VR Windows 10 would all be able to build worlds and fight Creepers together. With that in mind, it seems likely that Mixed Reality users would also be included in this cross-play capability.
Also coming up this Autumn in addition to the release of the majority of the Windows 10 MR devices and the Windows 10 Fall Creators update will be a significant update to Minecraft, a free 4K update referred to as the Super Duper Graphics Pack which will upgrade the visuals but still retain the familiar blocky style.
In retrospect with today’s announcement in mind the timing of the Minecraft update would seem designed to tie in to the new Mixed Reality capability.
VRFocus will bring you further news on Minecraft and Windows MR devices as it becomes available.