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Play 'Minecraft' on the Oculus Rift today

Engadget Engadget 15/08/2016 Jessica Conditt
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Minecraft has landed on the Oculus Rift as part of a free update to the Windows 10 Edition beta. Anyone who owns the PC or Mac version of Minecraft is automatically granted access to the Windows 10 beta version; hit up Mojang to sign up and start playing.

We tried out the Oculus Rift version of Minecraft back in March and found it to be absolutely delightful.

"It's one of the best and more immersive VR experiences I've had thus far," senior editor Nathan Ingraham wrote. "In fact, that lack of fine detail actually helps Minecraft be so successful -- the game doesn't try to mimic reality. Instead, it felt more like I stepped into a cartoon."

Minecraft is already playable on the Samsung Gear VR, though that's limited to the features of the Pocket Edition. The Oculus Rift version features support for the Xbox One controller plus keyboard and mouse, and players' VR-specific settings are saved separately from their traditional Minecraft world.

Mojang developer Tommaso Checchi tweeted on Thursday that the Oculus Rift version of Minecraft would land some time this week, though he didn't divulge an exact date. Happy Monday, everyone.

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