Minecraft to add suport for a virtual reality headset?



The Oculus Rift premiered on Kickstarter August 1st as a virtual reality headset - a device that immerses you in a compatible video game. After much publicity it reached almost ten times it's funding goal and was funded yesterday. But today Notch said on Twitter, "Just got a demo of the Oculus Rift, and am 100% impressed and will make 0x10c compatible with it (maybe minecraft too)." 0x10c is of course Notch's science fiction game under development, but making a virtual reality headset compatible with Minecraft could change the game. Imagine if moving your head in real life moved your skin's head. That's what it would accomplish. Obviously since Nathan and Jeb are doing most of the Minecraft work these days, Notch will have to swing it by them. But if this does happen, it would seem a lot of people would buy the headset.

Source: @Notch

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Tesla
September 1, 2012 at 8:25 AM delete

I would rather jeb put VOIP into minecraft before this but it seems like a good idea

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jesusthekiller
September 2, 2012 at 7:04 AM delete

Now saving money to buy it when it will get out to public :D

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BubbaZero
September 2, 2012 at 12:21 PM delete

I can predict these will burn a hole in my wallet....

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September 2, 2012 at 1:01 PM delete

Tell me when you do get one and we can be sharing buddies.

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September 4, 2012 at 11:44 PM delete

Would you be able to record with it? Cuz that with a face cam would be epic!

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IAmBawws
September 5, 2012 at 8:45 AM delete

Would ruin minecraft...

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September 5, 2012 at 11:39 AM delete

To my knowledge there is not a camera on the device. Probably not too hard to mount a camera to it though.

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Thomas Ho
September 22, 2012 at 9:58 PM delete

Anyone watch SwordArtOnline?

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