There’s a lot of buzz around virtual reality gaming, and the Oculus Rift and the Gear VR are some of the most popular virtual reality headsets right now. Now, Microsoft has announced that it is bringing its popular game series Minecraft to both these VR headsets shortly. Considering that Samsung and Oculus have worked together on the Gear VR, it shouldn’t be surprising to see the game released for these VR headsets.
Today, at a GDC 2016 event, Microsoft and Oculus have announced that they will soon bring a Minecraft port to the Gear VR. Not many specifics are known about the port right now, but the quality of the open-world game is expected to match with the one on the Oculus Rift. Currently, there’s no information about the pricing or the release date of Minecraft for the Gear VR, but we’ll let you know as soon as we hear anything official on those terms.
Right now, the Gear VR is a far more attractive option for many users due to its low price point, especially when compared to high-end VR headsets like the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. Consumers can soon play the Minecraft port on their Gear VR headsets without burning a hole in their pockets. Samsung is bundling the Gear VR for free with all Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge preorders.
Samsung has done a brilliant job by partnering with Oculus to design the Gear VR. Even though both VR headsets have the Oculus mark, they are quite different in nature. The Oculus Rift has its own screen and is compatible with a PC. The Gear VR lacks a screen, so it relies on Samsung’s recently released high-end smartphones.