Minecraft Available On Windows VR Headsets

by Ian Hamilton • October 26th, 2017

Minecraft has made the leap from Rift and Gear VR headsets to the Windows Store, with a beta version of the game now available for headsets from Acer, HP, Lenovo and others running on Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality platform.

I was able to get into the beta from the Windows 10 version of the game by following these steps:

  1. Go to the Store app on Xbox One or a Windows 10 PC.
  2. Search for the Xbox Insider Hub app.
  3. Download and install Xbox Insider Hub.
  4. Launch the Xbox Insider Hub.
  5. Navigate to Insider content > Minecraft Beta.
  6. Select Join.

After the update installed, the flat Minecraft icon in the Windows cliff house changed into a a 3D one and I was able to immediately enter VR. All the features appear to be there from the versions on Gear VR and Rift, including both an immersive first-person mode and a mode that shows the game playing on a big TV.

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  • ibuprofène

    they can play the shitty version of minecraft… no point to play this one the game is empty

    • Brad Onder

      There are no non-shitty versions of minecraft. Super Mario on the NES has better graphics than this game. Luckily for the developers, there are a ton of simple minded gamers to buy this game, hence why it is mostly kids who play it.

      • ibuprofène

        i feel sad for you.

  • koenshaku

    I guess we have to go to youtube to get actual reviews and comparisons windows VR HMDs to vive or rift. I was wondering how they stacked up but doesn’t seem like there will be much of a review here.

  • gruguir

    I was curious to try it but it won’t update :/

    • Kimberly Martin

      Same here.. Arrgh!!..

  • Kimberly Martin

    So followed the steps and no update!

    Does this even work? #clickbait