Starting September 22, you will be able to play Minecraft in virtual reality on PlayStation 4 using the PSVR headset. Mojang Studios announced Minecraft’s PSVR support earlier this month, but did not give a date for when it would be available until now. PlayStation’s Twitter also initially posted that the update was out today, September 21; however, that tweet was deleted. A new announcement with September 22 as the release date was shared, and we can assume that’s the actual delivery date.
Minecraft’s PSVR support will come in a free update. In a PlayStation Blog post, Mojang made sure to emphasize that Minecraft in virtual reality will have the game’s full range of functionality and content.
It’s a given that you will need a PSVR headset, but you’ll also need a DualShock 4 controller to play the game in VR mode. There will also be two ways to play Minecraft in VR: Immersive and Living Room mode. In Immersive mode, players will move around as if they’re in the Minecraft world. In Living Room mode, players can project the game on a virtual screen and play it that way.
Speaking about the PSVR Minecraft experience, Mojang stated, “It’s Minecraft, but in stellar VR. It is 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.”
PSVR is not Minecraft’s first brush up against virtual reality. The game is available to play with Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality headsets, and the Gear VR. Minecraft is also hosting its own online event, Minecraft Live, on October 3, and we could see announcements related to any of the three Minecraft titles: Minecraft (the original), Minecraft Earth (the AR version), and Minecraft Dungeons (the dungeon-crawling RPG).
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