Mojang pronounces free Minecraft PSVR help for September
4 years after Minecraft turned accessible on the Oculus Rift, PSVR house owners will lastly have the ability to strap on their headsets and get a first-person glimpse of the Nether.
Roger Carpenter, Mojang Studios’ Government Producer for Minecraft, introduced on the Ps Weblog right this moment that an official patch for the PS4 model of Minecraft will seem someday this month, granting free entry to anybody who owns the sport.
Calling it Minecraft x PlayStation VR, Carpenter defined within the put up that this port will probably be “100% the identical Minecraft recreation you could play daily”, with “nothing eliminated”. You’ll clearly require the PSVR headset to play, however you may use your Dualshock 4 controller to play, not the Move controllers.
The post explains that you’ll have two visual options while playing: Living Room or Immersive modes. He didn’t go into greater detail about how these two modes differ, but we’ll update the post if we learn more.
We do know, thanks to a tweet from Carpenter, that head tracking is enabled for this port, allowing you to lean in-game to catch a better glimpse of whatever creeper is stalking you.
#Minecraft #minecraftVR #PlayStationVR …you will be able to lean out look round corners 😀 #cool pic.twitter.com/Eyy8rgw4iKSeptember 7, 2020
To construct the PSVR model of Minecraft, Mojang labored with indie developer SkyBox Labs, which helped to “convert and optimise” the sport utilizing the identical Minecraft VR tech that Mojang “developed for different VR platforms a couple of years again”. This might discuss with the Rift model or the Gear VR model.
The Bedrock model of Minecraft launched on the PS4 in late 2019, two years after the Xbox One port and a yr after the Swap port. Carpenter talked about within the put up that they may solely start engaged on the PSVR model after negotiations with Sony, which was hesitant to allow cross-platform play.