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Minecraft VR Now Available on Oculus for Gear VR

Oculus and Microsoft clearly have at least some close working relationship. Look in the box of the CV1 and you'll find a wireless XBox controller. The Oculus Rift will be able to play XBox games on a big screen sometime shortly.

No surprise then that Oculus worked closely with the Minecraft team to let you step inside your Minecraft world with friends. Now you can build, explore, battle mobs – and all your other favorite Minecraft activities – with the power of mobile virtual reality.

John Carmack, Oculus VR CTO said

Minecraft is a game that you can both figuratively and literally lose yourself in. In fact, my strongest memories of being inside VR are from the time I've spent exploring Minecraft on Gear VR. Experiencing it in virtual reality changes it from an abstract activity to a visceral one – it goes from a sense of playing the game to one of being inside your world, and spinning around to find a creeper sneaking up on you leaves a powerful impression. Infinite worlds have been explored, shaped, and shared by millions of people, and now in VR; that sounds a bit like the fabled Metaverse.

You'll need a game controller to play Minecraft, such as the SteelSeries Stratus XL.

Minecraft is available today in the Oculus Store for $6.99.