Minecraft is now available for PlayStation VR as a free update

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Drop into Minecraft in virtual reality

Minecraft’s PlayStation VR update is available now to download. Developer Mojang Studios announced the update earlier this month but hadn’t previously said when it would be playable. If you own Minecraft on PlayStation, then the update is completely free.

The update does exactly what it says on the tin, making Minecraft playable on Sony’s PlayStation VR platform. It’s not the first time Minecraft has come to virtual reality, but it’s a welcome addition to the roster given the size of PlayStation VR’s install base. Of course, you will need a PlayStation VR headset and a console to play.

Explore, dig, and build in VR ⛏️ Minecraft’s free #PSVR update is live today: https://t.co/ykaT4tRgoW pic.twitter.com/4JrywP4JBK

— PlayStation (@PlayStation) September 21, 2020
As Mojang said earlier this month, there are no changes to the game for virtual reality beyond some basic interface tweaks. Everything else remains exactly the same, with players using the PS4 controller to move about the virtual world.

The game is “100 percent the same Minecraft game that you can play every day, every week, every month, every year … on PlayStation 4,” said Mojang. “Nothing removed. 100 percent wholesome & pure full-fat Minecraft.”

A quick video of the game in action was shared on social media by Sony’s PlayStation team, and it does look quite magical. Minecraft has always been a fantastic title to just lose yourself in, and the immersion of virtual reality might even deepen the experience.