At GDC 2016, Oculus and Mojang announced that a special version of Minecraft was being developed for Samsung’s Gear VR. It would give one of the world’s most popular titles in history an immersive experience simply by adding a virtual reality headset. Mojang went live with the title for Samsung’s virtual reality headset earlier today, meaning owners of the Gear VR can start playing Minecraft.
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Samsung’s virtual reality platform led by the Gear VR is getting one of the most popular titles in the history of gaming. In 2016, Minecraft will be playable on the Gear VR.
There’s no shortage of insane creations in Minecraft, but it looks like Verizon might have just made the most insane thing I’ve ever seen in the block building game. Verizon’s engineers managed to build an actual, working smartphone in the game, complete with a web browser and the ability to make video calls to people in the real world. That’s significantly cooler than the wooden huts I usually build in Minecraft. Read more
Minecraft: Story Mode is now available in the Play Store. This is the first of five episodes called The Order of the Stone. The game developers behind it are Telltale Games. They have made many other popular games like Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and Tales from the Borderlands.
Telltale Games has released a trailer for the first chapter of Minecraft: Story Mode. The first episode is called “The Order of the Stone” and sets the backdrop for the scheduled five chapters. Read more
Telltale Games today announced that the season premiere of Minecraft: Story Mode will be available next month. Five episodes will be available in a single season, and the first episode, The Order of Stone, will launch on Android, iOS, Amazon devices, PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4.
Minecraft Pocket Edition got a pretty major update today that adds in two new features; controller support, and cross-platform multiplayer for up to five people.
Controller support is a big one, especially if you hate playing games like this with a touch screen. Now the app features a page in the settings where you can assign buttons to actions, so you can completely remap a controller however you see fit. Read more
Last December it was announced that Telltale Games was working with Mojang on a new narrative Minecraft game. Telltale is known for their other plot-driven games that feature a sprawling narrative across five different episodes, including their own titles like The Wolf Among Us and other spin-off games that tell stories from popular franchises such as The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and Borderlands. It looks like Minecraft: Story Mode won’t be deviating from that winning formula. Read more
Minecraft: Pocket Edition has just received a major update on Android, bringing with it a slew of awesome features in attempt to further close the gap between the desktop and mobile versions of the game. Mojang just last week gave us all the details of what to expect in this new version.
Developer Mojang has announced an update to Minecraft: Pocket Edition on all mobile platforms, Android included, will be submitted to the app stores for Google, Apple and Microsoft this week. Mojang is highlighting a new “skins” feature, probably because it includes an in-app purchase option, but there are a bunch of other wacky updates and new features included. Read more