18 Aug 14
Carmack to port Minecraft to the Oculus Rift?
Notch, the creator of the popular crafting game Minecraft was once VERY against Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus VR. He wrote an article on his blog Virtual Reality Is Going To Change The World explaining how he believes in VR and backed the Oculus Rift, but as a gaming platform not necessarily a “Social platform”.
$2 Billion later, the acquisition is final and notch seems to be over his initial problems with the facebook buyout.
He took to twitter:
And about now I’m officially over being upset about Facebook buying Oculus. I’m upset about there being a hole in my favorite sock instead.
— Markus Persson (@notch) August 15, 2014
A few days later John Carmack, chief technology officer (CTO) of Oculus VR, (also know as that guy who programed some PC game called Doom) replied to Notch offering to program Minecraft for the Oculus Rift.
While nothing is confirmed as of yet, this is a strong indication that Notch may be over the Facebook buyout of OculusVR and that Minecraft may be in development for the Oculus Rift.
If you can’t wait, there is the fan created Minecrift, which allows the use of the Oculus DK1 on Version 1.62 of Minecraft. You can download it today, but it doesn’t work with DK2 units without some tweaking.
RiftyBusiness will continue to follow up on Minecraft VR Support, and will report back with any updates.
Photo Credit: Minecraft / mojang