Good news! Mojang has announced that they will be bringing PlayStation VR support to Minecraft by the end of the month via a free update. Mojang confirmed this in a new PlayStation Blog post, stating this is a feature that has been in the works for a while now.
Unsurprisingly, PSVR is something that many fans have been asking for. “Us Mojang folks have been bursting to say something about this for ages! PS VR support has actually been a planned PS4 feature since we got the thumbs-up from Sony to bring cross platform play and the Bedrock version to PlayStation 4. There was never any question of would we, just when,” stated Minecraft’s Executive Producer Roger Carpenter.
Once this update goes live, you will be able to access all Minecraft content using your PSVR. In fact, Mojang emphasized that you definitely won’t miss out on anything even when using VR.
You will be given two options when playing with PSVR, namely Living Room mode, and Immersive mode. Living Room mode is just like what the name implies – it’s like you’re playing the game in your living room. There will be a virtual screen and Minecraft will be projected there just like playing on a non-PSVR game.
On the other hand, Immersive mode is pretty much what you’d expect Minecraft in VR would be. It will be a fully immersive experience wherein your head becomes the in-game camera and it will look and feel like you’re really inside the game.
That being said, you will need a DualShock 4 to play the game in PSVR, no matter which mode you choose. Unfortunately, this will mean that there will be no PS Move controller support. On the plus side, though, this means you can still play the game using a familiar control system all while viewing in a brand-new perspective.
PlayStation VR isn’t the first platform to bring virtual reality to Minecraft, though. This world-renowned crafting game was previously made available on the Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality headsets, and even the Gear VR.
For more Minecraft updates, Microsoft will be hosting their annual Minecraft Live on October 3, 2020.