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

Daily Mail - Science & tech

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.'


'Minecraft' Next Update Features Boss Battles, Add-Ons For Customization; Minecraft Worlds Free Download Announced

International Business Times

"Minecraft" fans will really enjoy the next big update that's coming to Mojang's game as the Microsoft-owned developer already announced yesterday at the Minecon conference in California that the Boss Update is slated for release on Oct. 18. According to Venture Beat, the Boss Update for "Minecraft" will roll out for the "Minecraft Pocket Edition" that is available on iOS and Android, the Windows 10 Edition Beta and the Gear VR version that's playable using the Oculus Rift. Mojang has been releasing updates with mods for the game, but they were generally for the PC version. Therefore, the announcement that the Boss Update is rolling out to the mobile version of the game is music to the ears of players who prefer playing "Minecraft Pocket Edition." In a blog post, Mojang's Marsh Davies noted that the much awaited mobs of the Elder Guardian, the mysterious Ocean Monuments, the Wither and other technical tweaks are coming to Windows 10 and the Pocket Edition.


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.


Microsoft ships Windows 10 Minecraft for the Oculus Rift, promises it's less barfy

PCWorld

When Microsoft showed off Minecraft for the Oculus Rift last fall, the experience was quite realistic--and so was the nausea. On Monday, Microsoft said it's begun shipping the VR version of Minecraft to everyone, complete with two important tweaks that should help reduce VR vertigo. Microsoft began shipping a free update to Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta on Monday that added VR support for the Oculus Rift. It's actually the second VR-specific update Microsoft and developer Mojang have released for Minecraft, following the Minecraft for Gear VR edition the company released in May. "Simulator sickness," one of the names given to the sort of nausea that can accompany virtual reality software, depends on a number of factors, all of which boil down to convincing your brain that what you're seeing is actually "real," rather than an illusion that should be dispelled.


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Mojang's hit world-building game is already playable in virtual reality on Gear VR, but the Windows 10 Edition is now live in the Oculus Store as well. SEE ALSO: 'No Man's Sky' is pretty, relaxing -- but maybe just a bit boring If you already own the Windows 10 Edition of Minecraft then you're good to go. If you're still unclear on how Minecraft's VR turning works, the video above provides a good explanation. The Oculus version of Minecraft also features a virtual living room environment, allowing you to play the game on a "TV" inside a blocky virtual space.