What you need to know
- Minecraft has been available on in VR and on Playstation for years, but never gained support for PS VR, despite feedback.
- In a free update that's rolling out to all Playstation 4 Minecraft players today, Minecraft: Bedrock Edition is finally getting PS VR support.
- There are two different modes to choose from, depending on what kind of VR gaming experience the player wants.
After we reported on it earlier this month, Mojang Studios' globally renown sandbox survival title Minecraft is finally nabbing support for Sony's PS VR. This means players who own Minecraft: Bedrock Edition on the Playstation 4 and the PS VR headset can now jump directly into the game, providing a more immersive (if sometimes disconcerting) experience. This update is completely free for all users, and is rolling out starting today. If you don't see it immediately, check manually or wait a little bit longer.
The update comes with a modest changelog that quickly goes over the changes made with update 1.16.42:
- VR support is included free for all PlayStation 4 Minecraft owners
- Includes Immersive Mode and Living Room Mode to play the way you want
- Introduces a slew of new settings to customize your VR experience
Immersive Mode is classic VR, allowing players to "become" Steve and playing the game as if they were actually inside of it. Living Room Mode is a little less prone to causing motion sickness, and instead lets gamers play on a massive virtual screen inside of the headset, like they were playing Minecraft in a movie theatre instead of their living room. There are also some settings for players to customize their VR experience.
Are you going to be jumping into Minecraft in VR on your PS VR? What's the first thing you're going to do in VR? Let us know in the comments below!
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Zachary Boddy (They / Them) is a Staff Writer for Windows Central, primarily focused on covering the latest news in tech and gaming, the best Xbox and PC games, and the most interesting Windows and Xbox hardware. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life starting with the original Xbox, and started out as a freelancer for Windows Central and its sister sites in 2019. Now a full-fledged Staff Writer, Zachary has expanded from only writing about all things Minecraft to covering practically everything on which Windows Central is an expert, especially when it comes to Microsoft. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.
Again and I'll say it until they fix it: if this is like Minecraft in the Windows Store version, it's a sickfest. Until they put a teleport locomotion option, it's unplayable. Try it yourself if you don't trust me.
I've tried it and it's fine, since you asked. I respect that some players get sick easier than others though, hence why teleportation is a thing. I personally prefer moving normally though, and found early on the more you do it the more your mind gets used to it.
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