You Can Play Minecraft On The Oculus Rift Now
Beware more vivid creepers
Minecraft, the hit block-building videogame that’s taken over the best minds of a generation, is now available to play on the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, as parent company Mojang announced today.
You’ll need an Oculus Rift headset ($599, powerful gaming computer sold separately), as well as a copy of the Minecraft for Windows 10 beta ($9.99). We’ve got at least one of those things here at the Popular Science offices, so if you see productivity plummet in the afternoon hours today here, you’ll know why.
This isn’t actually the first virtual reality manifestation of Minecraft: Mojang released a version for the Samsung’s cheaper $99 Gear VR earlier this year. But the Oculus version has some features optimized for the PC (mouse, keyboard, and Xbox controller support), and a “virtual living room” that lets you toggle out of the VR view to get a more traditional “flat” screen for times when you don’t want to feel like a Creeper is breathing down your neck.