Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey announced at today’s Oculus Connect 2 event in Los Angeles that Mojang’s hit sandbox construction title Minecraft will receive VR support in a forthcoming update.
Minecraft creator Mojang previously backed out of a partnership that would have added Oculus Rift support to
We were in talks about maybe bringing a version of Minecraft to Oculus,” Mojang founder Markus “Notch” Persson stated in 2014. “I just cancelled that deal. Facebook creeps me out.”
Persson’s departure last year, spurred by a Microsoft buyout, apparently reopened negotiations between Mojang and Oculus. Microsoft’s purchase of studio Mojang saw Minecraft expand to several new platforms in the months afterward, including Microsoft’s own Windows 10 and Windows Phone operating systems.
“[Minecraft] is a game that has found its audience on touch devices, on phones, on iPads, on console, and obviously its true home, on PC,” Microsoft’s head of Xbox Phil Spencer said following the purchase. “Whether you’re playing on an Xbox, whether you’re playing on a PlayStation, an Android, iOS device … our goal is to continue to evolve and innovate across all of those platforms.”
The Windows 10 version of Minecraft has been a particular focus for Microsoft in the months after the Mojang buyout. Microsoft recently introduced cross-platform multiplayer functionality for
A launch date for Minecraft‘s Oculus Rift support was not announced.
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