The PlayStation 4 model of Minecraft is getting PS VR support this month via an upcoming free update. On the PlayStation blog at this time, Mojang defined that PS VR support has been within the works for the reason that Bedrock version of Minecraft was released on PlayStation 4 again in December of final 12 months.
“The Minecraft x PSVR experience itself is based on the Minecraft VR tech that we developed for other VR platforms a few years back. SkyBox Labs took that and have been working their magic to convert and optimise the existing tech for PS VR. And, of course, our friends at Sony have been there all along the way to guide us because they know their system better than anyone,” the Minecraft developer defined.
It’s a bit loopy to assume that PlayStation avid gamers will be capable of play Minecraft VR earlier than Xbox avid gamers. Thus far, Microsoft’s method to VR has been PC-focused, and Minecraft for Home windows 10 has been supporting VR for years now. Earlier this 12 months, Xbox head Phil Spencer mentioned that Microsoft won’t support VR on Xbox consoles until it becomes a “no-brainer,” the upcoming Xbox Sequence X will additionally skip VR support.
Earlier at this time, Sony additionally announced a PS VR Spotlight with a number of information about new PS VR video games coming all through the week. The Japanese firm introduced again at CES 2020 that PS VR gross sales had crossed 5 million items worldwide, which stays fairly anecdotic in comparison with the 110+ PlayStation 4 units sold since 2013. Nonetheless, Sony has been an early believer in VR and Microsoft will have some critical catching as much as do when it decides to lastly support VR on Xbox consoles.