An absolutely fantastic treat is coming to PS4 players soon. Minecraft for the PlayStation 4 will be getting official virtual reality support later this month.
You read that right, Minecraft PSVR is coming in September of 2020!
According to a recent post of the official PlayStation Live Blog, the development team is nearly ready to launch official VR support for the PSVR. This is a feature they've been wanting to implement since Sony gave them the greenlight to bring Bedrock Edition to the PS4.
"Us Mojang folks have been bursting to say something about this for ages! PS VR support has actually been a planned PS4 feature since we got the thumbs-up from Sony to bring cross platform play and the Bedrock version to PlayStation 4. There was never any question of would we, just when."
It won't be a gimmicky, limited game mode, either. Mojang assures us that it will be the full, complete game, playable in VR through the Stellar VR system. Players will use the standard PSVR setup and can play in either Immersive or Living Room modes. This likely refers to how much space you will need to operate.
The post states that VR mode will use the standard Dualshock 4 controller to play, same as the base game. There's no official word on if the Move controllers will be supported.
This is tremendously exciting for both Minecraft and PSVR fans. Previously, the only Minecraft VR option was for Bedrock Edition on PC. The more popular PC version is Java, which does not officially support VR. There are fan-made mods that introduce VR (with hand motion controls), but it's noticeably less stable and reliable. Not to mention that the PSVR system is one of the most affordable VR options on the market.
Hopefully Minecraft PSVR will offer an easier way for Minecraft fans to try VR for the first time. It'll be even better if it still allows for cross-console play in VR mode.
There's no official release date for this update, but there's only three weeks of September left, so it can't be far.