Starting with today, September 22nd, you will have the chance to play Minecraft in virtual reality on PS4 using the PSVR headset. The developer of the popular game, Mojang Studios, revealed the title’s PSVR support earlier this month but did not announce a release date for it.
PlayStation‘s Twitter page also posted that the update rolled out on September 21st, but the tweet was deleted. However, a new announcement was made later, which revealed the release date of the update.
Minecraft’s PSVR support will be available in a free update, and Mojang made sure to highlight that Minecraft in virtual reality will provide the game’s full range in terms of functionality and content.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) September 21, 2020
It is obvious that you will need a PSVR set in order to play Minecraft in VR, but you’ll also need a DualShock 4 controller. There are also two ways to play the game: Immersive and Living Room mode.
In Immersive mode, you will move around as if you’re in the Minecraft universe, while in Living Room mode, you can project the title on a virtual screen and play it like that.
Speaking about the PSVR Minecraft experience, Mojang said: “It’s Minecraft but in stellar VR. It is 100% the same Minecraft game that you can play every day, every week, every month, every year… on PlayStation 4. Nothing removed. 100% wholesome & pure full-fat Minecraft.”
PSVR is not Minecraft’s first attempt to implement virtual reality in the game. The title is also available to play with Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality headsets, and the Gear VR.
Minecraft is also preparing for an online event, Minecraft Live, which set to take place on October 3rd, and we could see more announcements related to any of the three Minecraft titles: Minecraft (the original), Minecraft Earth (the AR version), and Minecraft Dungeons (the dungeon-crawling RPG).