Minecraft, which hit the 200 million-unit sales milestone in May, will add PlayStation VR support through a free patch this month.
In a post on PlayStation's official blog, Mojang Studios executive producer for Minecraft, Roger Carpenter, revealed that PlayStation VR support for the 11-year-old game has been in the works since Sony approved cross-platform play and the Bedrock version for PlayStation has 4.
“It's 100% the same Minecraft game that you can play every day, every week, every month, every year … on PlayStation 4. Nothing was removed. 100% healthy and pure full fat Minecraft, ”wrote Carpenter.
All Minecraft players on the PlayStation 4 are getting the patch to add PlayStation VR support which will continue to use the DualShock 4 controller while introducing various settings to optimize the experience. There are also two ways to play Minecraft on PlayStation VR, namely Immersive and Living Room modes.
Immersive mode is the traditional VR experience where players can move around in the world of Minecraft, while Living Room mode allows players to play on a virtual screen in a virtual room, according to IGN.
Carpenter also shared a glimpse into Minecraft on PlayStation VR through his Twitter account.
#Minecraft #minecraftVR # PlayStationVR … you will be able to lean around corners ???? #cool pic.twitter.com/Eyy8rgw4iK
– Roger Carpenter (@PopsRamjet) September 7, 2020
PlayStation VR headlights
The Minecraft announcement is part of this week's PlayStation VR spotlight, which features upcoming PS VR games and updates to previously released PS VR titles.
Also in the spotlight is a PS VR sale, which will be released on the PS Store on September 9, and will include games like Borderlands 2 VR, Superhot VR and Until Dawn: Rush of Blood. The promotion runs until September 23rd.
However, Sony has made it clear that the PlayStation VR spotlight does not contain any news about the PlayStation 5.