MINECRAFT: Gear VR Edition Now Available

Gear VR now supports Minecraft!

2016 was the year when Virtual Reality made a huge ‘’boom’’ and came as the biggest surprise to all of us, who were disbelievers that VR will ever come true and available to the average smartphone or computer user.

With rapid growth, and implementation in many fields, among which are live streaming, gaming, film making etc., in the last couple of days the most anticipated thing happened!

MINECRAFT VR

We all know how successful this game was since the release in 2009 when it debuted on PC platform, and now we will see even bigger growth on the Gear VR device, for sure.

Whether you have played Minecraft or not, it is impossible to have never heard about this game. The game itself has no complexity, and overall not vast graphic opportunities, though it enjoys huge success among the general public.

Now with the VR version of the game, one can not only ‘’statically’’ play the game on a computer, but for ones will be able to enter the world of Minecraft.

CINEMA VS FULL VR MINECRAFT

The first thing you need to know, is that there are two ways you can play the Gera VR Minecraft:

• Cinema mode and
• Full VR mode

What’s the difference? Well, in the cinema mode you are stated on a bench where you can have perfect screen angle and play Minecraft. This is not the better of the two versions, since in the end it is just too similar to playing the computer version.

The fun begins on the full VR mode, where you actually become part of the game and you are the in-game avatar. All you need to do is touch the VR touchpad and you can enter the Gear VR world of Minecraft.

WHAT TO EXPECT

The whole experience is great and with the finesse touch you get from the VR version is something you must try for yourself. But there are some effects that you might experience that are not so great.

When playing the full VR mode, you might feel dizzy after playing for a while or if you are inexperienced in VR. The motion of the sensors is much higher and the gamepad movement speed is bit faster, so though the experience much better and vivid, the dynamic of the game is a bit too much. Adding the snapturns the game utilizes, which make the camera move and jump making the needed rotations, the game needs a bit of adapt time for most of the users.

FINAL THOUGHTS

The Minecraft is for now available to Gear VR only, and it will set you back only 6,99$, which is nothing when we take into account the depth and explicit detail you get from playing on VR device.

In the future we can expect the game to transition on Oculus Rift VR also, for now the application is not available for download, and many Oculus users that are waiting for it will be able to enjoy this game.

image: minecraft.net

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