Microsoft today announced support for virtual reality for Minecraft on Windows 10. The company is rolling out a new update today for Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition with support for the Oculus Rift, which will allow Minecraft players to play the game in VR. Microsoft stated:
We hope the VR experience in Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta will illuminate just how powerful, evocative, and utterly immersive VR can really be, whether you’re a new player or a Minecraft veteran. The Windows 10 DX11 performance has been optimized even further to augment the VR experience, and there are a ton of new options in addition to the VR features we added previously to the Gear VR Edition of Minecraft. Many VR-specific options are recorded separately, so you can customize your VR experience, and still have your traditional Minecraft experience exactly how you left it!
The company has also released a video showing off how they made Minecraft for VR, which you can watch below:
If you already own Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition, you will be getting a new update for free which will add VR support. However, if you aren’t a Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition user, you can get it for free if you already own Minecraft for PC/Mac. And if you don’t, you can get the game for $9.99 from here.