Roger Carpenter, Mojang Studios’ Executive Producer for Minecraft, announced on the Playstation Blog that Minecraft will feature a free update that will turn the game into a VR game.
Carpenter calls it Minecraft x PlayStation VR, he explains that the port is “100% the same Minecraft game that you can play every day”, with “nothing removed”. Players will use the Dualshock 4 instead of the Move’s controllers.
Us Mojang folks have been bursting to say something about this for ages! PS VR support has actually been a planned PS4 feature since we got the thumbs-up from Sony to bring cross platform play and the Bedrock version to PlayStation 4. There was never any question of would we, just when.
Despite the pandemic adjusting how we develop Minecraft, development on Minecraft for PS VR has been relatively drama-free. Dare I say it, normal, even. The Minecraft x PSVR experience itself is based on the Minecraft VR tech that we developed for other VR platforms a few years back. SkyBox Labs took that and have been working their magic to convert and optimize the existing tech for PS VR. And, of course, our friends at Sony have been there all along the way to guide us because they know their system better than anyone.
Today’s announcement takes part in the ‘PlayStation VR Spotlight’ event in which Sony will be announcing upcoming VR games and updates on previously revealed PS VR titles. The event will officially start on Wednesday, September 9.
PS Store will be hosting a PS VR promotion including “the diverse range of experiences only possible on the platform” with a range of titles available at a discounted price for a limited time.
Players can expect discounts on these titles:
- Arizona Sunshine
- Astro Bot Rescue Mission
- Blood & Truth
- Borderlands 2 VR
- Everybody’s Golf VR
- Firewall Zero Hour
- L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files
- Superhot VR
- Tetris Effect
- Until Dawn: Rush of Blood