So you can play Minecraft in virtual reality


If you thought the addictive Minecraft couldn't get any better, we have good news: the virtual reality version "" Minecraft: Gear VR Edition "" just went on sale at the Oculus Store for $ 7.

Minecraft's cube world, even more fun

Just a month ago, the company announced that it would release a version of the Minecraft game for Gear VR . Since then, fans of the blocks have been looking forward to its arrival, and now it is finally available for $ 7 at the Oculus Store .

At the moment, the game can be used in Samsung Gear VR but there are no official details on the release date for the Oculus Rift virtual reality glasses .

Many Minecraft fans may not find an interest in the virtual reality version, but for many people this leap is the natural advance of any game given current trends in technology: whether it can be played on a computer screen or a mobile, why not jump into an experience of total immersion in the universe of the game? In fact, one of the keys to the success of Minecraft is precisely the curious aesthetics of a world made up of pixelated blocks . If you were already funny on the computer, it can be even more fun to be literally inside that blocky dimension.

Some details of the game Minecraft: Gear VR Edition

To be able to enjoy this experience in virtual reality, you will need a bluetooth game controller, the Samsung Gear VR  with a compatible smartphone (for example, the Samsung Galaxy S7 ) and, of course, the game, which you can buy in the Oculus Store for 7 dollars.

Once inside the game, you will be able to enjoy two different modes: the cinema mode places you sitting on a bench in front of a screen where you play Minecraft , and the Full VR mode places you directly inside the game universe (without separation screens) .

One of the problems that you may find is that the game can have fluidity problems compared to others, mainly due to the need to handle it with the controller. Minecraft also incorporates a system of small jumps and camera rotations designed to facilitate immersion in the game's universe but which can sometimes be dizzy.

Other games and experiences in virtual reality

Samsung Gear VR

Successful video game developers are taking advantage of the interest in virtual reality to renew their flagship games and offer them for platforms such as Oculus Rift or Samsung Gear VR. Thus, for example, it is possible to play Rock Band in virtual reality with the Oculus Rift .

In general, any experience that can completely envelop the user of this type of glasses can become a great virtual reality success. Recently Samsung organized a small virtual trip with the Samsung Gear VR to experience from Madrid the experience of riding some of the most impressive roller coasters in the world.