Here’s the first footage of Minecraft being played with both an Oculus Rift and Oculus Touch controllers, courtesy of this year’s MINECON event.
This year’s MINECON has already brought news that Minecraft will receive Oculus Touch motion controller support and as part of an on stage panel, featuring among others Oculus CTO John Carmack, there was a video which offered a brief glimpse (the first that we’re aware of) showing what playing Minecraft in VR and with Oculus’ forthcoming Touch controllers is like.
The video is just a few seconds long but demonstrates sword wielding and an interesting one-handed bow and arrow shooting technique which we’re somewhat intrigued by. Interestingly, room-scale is referred to as something the team is working on but that they’re taking care to tackl “one thing at a time”.
Of course, this may be familiar to some out there as an unofficial mod called Vivecraft also appeared more recently for the HTC Vive, along with room-scale and motion controller (including the Touch) support too.
Oculus Rift support is already present in the official Windows 10 Edition beta of Minecraft, and Touch support will land on October 18th, adding to speculation that we may be seeing both an official price and launch date for the motion controllers quite soon.