Microsoft release VR version of Minecraft for Samsung's Gear headset

Daily Mail - Science & tech

The Minecraft Metaverse is now a fully immersive experience, as the firm reveals it is available today for the Samsung's Gear VR headset. Minecraft: Gear VR Edition is a mobile virtual reality game that costs 6.99 through the Oculus Store, and will allow gamers to step inside the worlds they've built. The game will so far only work with Samsung phones compatible with Gear VR, but creators say an Oculus Rift version is on its way. The Minecraft Metaverse is now a fully immersive experience, as the firm reveals it is available today for the Samsung's Gear VR headset. Minecraft: Gear VR Edition is a mobile virtual reality game that costs 6.99 through the Oculus Store, and will allow gamers to step inside the worlds they've built Minecraft was created in 2009.


You can play 'Minecraft' in virtual reality right now

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Is the first true "killer app" for virtual reality finally here? Minecraft is out for Gear VR starting April 27, meaning anyone that owns Samsung's headset and a supported smartphone can fully immerse themselves in a blocky world all their own. SEE ALSO: See the best'Call of Duty' Zombies map remade in'Minecraft' The VR release is technically Minecraft: Pocket Edition, but it's not the same as the one that's available in the Google Play store. To play the VR version, you'll have to fire up your Gear VR and buy it -- yes, it's a separate 6.99 purchase -- from the Oculus Store. The Gear VR version of Minecraft supports cross-platform play with both the non-VR mobile game as well as the Windows 10 release.



Minecraft creators reveal the game has sold over 100 MILLION copies worldwide - with over 53,000 copies sold every day

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Creators of the popular game revealed this week that Minecraft has now been sold more than 100 million times – and a few copies have even made it to Antarctica. The figures combine sales from PC, console, and mobile versions of the game to create a user-base that'includes folks from every country and territory on the planet.' Creators of the popular game revealed this week that Minecraft has now been sold more than 100 million times – and a few copies have even made it to Antarctica. The figures combine sales from PC, console, and mobile versions of the game to create a user-base that'includes folks from every country and territory on the planet' Minecraft was created in 2009. At the start of the game, a player is put into a'virtually infinite game world.'


You Can Play Minecraft in Virtual Reality Right Now

TIME - Tech

If all you've ever wanted to do in virtual reality is swing a pixellated virtual pick, that happy day has finally arrived. Minecraft for Samsung and Oculus' Gear VR headset is available right now from the Oculus Store for 6.99. It's technically called Minecraft: Gear VR Edition, but it's basically Minecraft Pocket Edition for Samsung and Oculus' tether-free 99 budget-priced headset. The catch is that you'll need a recent Galaxy S-series phone, limiting the appeal to a subset of Android users. If you've already checked that box, this version has all the Pocket Edition's Creative and Survival modes, skins and multiplayer options.