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Minecraft on Oculus Rift is here to bring VR to the masses

Minecraft in VR has been somewhat of a Holy Grail among serious virtual reality fans and now it’s finally here for the Oculus Rift.

Microsoft and Mojang have updated the Minecraft Windows 10 beta to extend support for the high-end VR headset.

The release comes after the Android version offered a virtual reality experience to Samsung Gear VR owners back in April.

Related: The best Oculus Rift games you can buy right now

The Windows 10 version is superior to the Gear VR offering as it includes support for mice and keyboards.

Mike McGrath, Minecraft’s AR/VR developer said there’s also a “a variety of VR control options for immersive comfortable turning with the Xbox One controller.”

He added: “Many VR-specific options which affect comfort or rendering performance are recorded separately, so you can customize your VR experience, and still retain your traditional Minecraft experience exactly how you left it…”

The update is available for anyone with the Minecraft Windows 10 beta version, which can also be purchased today.

As Oculus has been in on the development, the title is exclusive to the Rift at the moment, meaning no love for the HTC Vive.

Check out the video below for an insight into how Microsoft and Oculus made Minecraft for the Oculus Rift.

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