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Notch keen to support Oculus Rift headset

Tuesday, 7th August 2012 06:33 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Shooting the breeze on Twitter, Mojang boss Markus “Notch” Persson has shown enthusiasm for Oculus Rift, a Kickstarter-funded VR headset which has attracted the likes of id’s John Carmack and teams at Valve.

“Very excited about the Oculus Rift. Can’t wait to start playing with it. If we get it to work with Java, 0x10c will support it,” the developer promised, adding that Minecraft support is up to lead developer Jens Bergensten.

0x10c is Notch’s new space exploration game, still in early development.

Thanks, Joystiq. Twitter links: 1, 2, 3

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  1. Talkar

    Really? Minecraft and VR? Come on that doesn’t really make much sense. The whole point of VR is that you can immerse yourself into the game in a way that makes the game come to life. The graphics of Minecraft doesn’t add to that immersion, in fact it reduces it significantly. Now i’m not saying Minecraft should be all about immersion but that seems to be what Notch is hinting at which is just really weird.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Yoshi

    I’m pretty sure Minecraft has the ability to immerse people into it, how do you think people play for hours building etc.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Talkar

    ^Those i know don’t do it for the immersion. They do it because they just like it. They are bored most of the time, and they are in no way immersed in the world. You can play a game without being immersed in it. But adding VR to this game is about as beneficial as adding VR to solitaire, you can also spend hours in that without being immersed in it.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Gadzooks!

    Minecraft is as immersive as any other game. Moreso because you make it your own and personalise it. Survival with limited resources in a deep cavern system gets as tense and claustrophobic as any scripted game.

    It would benefit greatly from 3D/VR because so much of it is about positioning things in 3D space around you. Large scale construction would be easier and vistas would look even more spectacular.

    #4 2 years ago