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Get building in VR with Minecraft: Gear VR edition

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Get building in VR with Minecraft: Gear VR edition

During GDC 2016 in San Francisco last month, Microsoft talked about their plans to release a version of hit title Minecraft for the Samsung Gear VR. Still, the details such as pricing, availability and what the game would actually comprise of were unknown at the time.

Rather than fill us in on the information, Oculus has announced it’s out now, available to those with Samsung Gear VR headsets now. While it’s officially called the Minecraft: Gear VR edition, the game supports most of the same features as the pocket edition, including it’s creative, survival and multiplayer modes.

You can also pick between a first person or theatre view for your building projects, depending on how keen you are to dive headfirst into virtual reality.

John Carmack, CTO of Oculus and overall big gaming dude, claimed: “My strongest memories of being inside VR are from the time I've spent exploring Minecraft on Gear VR. Experiencing it in virtual reality changes it from an abstract activity to a visceral one."

Presumably he hasn’t heard how we feel about the word visceral in games, but it’s a strong recommendation from the big cheese himself. If you’ve got a Gear VR, you can buy it from the Oculus Store now, but you'll need a gamepad if you want to do anything worthwhile.