Microsoft-owned developer Mojang Studio announced that Minecraft is coming to PlayStation VR as a free upgrade for PlayStation 4 players later this September, though the exact release date is unknown yet.
Here’s what Sony said about the upcoming upgrade in a PlayStation blog post:
Once we’ve finished the final bits of polish to the experience, the PS VR support will arrive via a patch for the main Minecraft game. Everyone who has Minecraft on PlayStation 4 will get that patch automatically. Download that patch and you’ll get access to the new Minecraft VR functionality. Of course, you’ll need a PS VR setup in order to use it. All of you have one of those right?
It became known that the Minecraft console team has been working on a version that supports PS VR since the beginning of 2020. The developers had to adapt to changes caused by the coronavirus pandemic, but the whole process was “relatively drama-free.”
SkyBox Labs, an independent video game developer, helped Mojang with Minecraft PlayStation VR. Together, they refitted the VR tech used on other PSVR platforms.
Minecraft PlayStation VR will be available in two modes – Immersive and Living Room (a virtual screen), and will be playable with the DualShock 4 controller on PlayStation 4. However, there’s no word yet as to whether the upcoming update will work with the next-gen PS5.
Minecraft has already been available in VR two times: there was a VR version of the game for Windows 10 (Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality) and Minecraft: Gear VR Edition (Samsung Gear VR).