In June, we shared that Xbox and Oculus were partnering
to usher in a new era of virtual reality gaming and that we’d have more to share soon. That day has arrived, as we’re very excited to announce that Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition
will support Oculus Rift and will be available for purchase in both the Windows Store and the Oculus Store this spring. Windows 10 is the best platform for playing games on the Oculus Rift, and it was clear that one of the biggest games on Windows 10 would be the perfect way to experience virtual reality.
The Oculus Rift will immerse you in a virtual reality Minecraft
world in which you’ll be able to play Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition
in Creative or Survival mode – in full 3D! And, as with all versions of Minecraft
, Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition
supports multiplayer so you can play cooperatively and build, mine and explore your virtual world with friends.
We can’t wait to bring Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition
to players on Oculus Rift this spring, and will share more details soon. Finally, if you want to get a head start on building the world of your dreams before diving in with your Oculus Rift, be sure to download the Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition beta
Will Tuttle is the Xbox Wire Editor in Chief