Oculus has announced that Minecraft has arrived on Gear VR which is available to purchase now on the Oculus Store $10.99 AUD.

You can now view all your blocky mega creations in the world of Minecraft through first-person virtual reality. John Carmack has also made a statement on the announcement:

“Minecraft is a game that you can both figuratively and literally lose yourself in. In fact, my strongest memories of being inside VR are from the time I’ve spent exploring Minecraft on Gear VR. Experiencing it in virtual reality changes it from an abstract activity to a visceral one – it goes from a sense of playing the game to one of being inside your world, and spinning around to find a creeper sneaking up on you leaves a powerful impression. Infinite worlds have been explored, shaped, and shared by millions of people, and now in VR; that sounds a bit like the fabled Metaverse.”

The Minecraft Gear VR edition allows you to play in the traditional theatre view or first-person viewpoint so you can switch in and out. It also supports everything from the Pocket Edition of Minecraft like creative and Survival modes, skins, and multiplayer.