While Oculus in their official blog confirmed that they are set to launch a virtual reality edition of Minecraft on the VR headset, it looks like it is going to be the beginning for a range of new games head to the Oculus Rift.
The project began as an ambitious idea a couple of years ago when a small team worked on creating the virtual reality experience. However, tech giants from around the globe jumped in which changed the scenario.
At the Oculus 2 press conference, the team confirmed that Minecraft VR will be available on the Rift headset as well as the readily affordable Samsung GearVR priced at $99. It will be two different editions but given the graphics, we can say that it won’t be too different from one another.
There’s already a Minecraft 3D version designed to work exclusively on Microsoft’s Holo Lens. Once it becomes a huge success, you can expect more games from Steam to run on the Oculus Rift. The GearVR may or may not be a success because it works primarily on Samsung devices.
The company also confirmed that Rift will run on computers that are below $1000 and they are planning to release a line-up of desktop PCs, laptops that will work with the virtual reality headset. However, there is no word on it working with the Xbox One for a while but Playstation 4 is ahead of the competition with their own VR headset coming soon.
Looks like it’s going to be an amazing time for movie buffs and gamers to enjoy virtual reality. They are probably going to be the first to enjoy VR before the world does with things they love to do the most.
A slew of apps including Netflix, Hulu, Vimeo and Twitch are coming to all Oculus devices as well. You can read the full list in their official blog here.