Ever since I posted our Oculus Rift hands-on video on Kotaku, I’ve had people discuss which games would work, which would be terrible. One common thread in this discussion is Minecraft — placing yourself, via the Oculus Rift, into an incredible Minecraft universe? Oh man. Yes. Yes please. Now, using the Minecrift mod, it has become possible to use the Oculus Rift with Minecraft. I must do this now.
The above video, put together by Vaecon really does a good job of representing what it must feel like to be tranported into Minecraft with the Oculus Rift. Having spent a fair amount of time with the device I feel as though I can sort of grasp what that must feel like.
It’s difficult to describe without using dead words like ‘immersive’ or tedious phrases like ‘inside the game’, but there’s something completely different and bewildering about using the Oculus Rift device, something that makes exploration somehow more valuable. For this reason I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of using the device for Mincraft, and this video just reinforces that feeling.
It’s an amazing little video.