Yes, it is! Minecraft for virtual reality. We tested it with our HTC Vive and it is awesome. Come check it out in the shop or install it yourself.
Vivecraft is previously named Minecrift, a mod made for the older Oculus Rift dev kits. Developers, mabrowning and StellaArtois started this as a pet project when Automat-GH ported the mod to OpenVR. It was when the game was ported that the teleporting and swinging features were implemented and was renamed to Minecrift-Vive. These new features were well suited with HTC Vive’s controllers.
The mod was further developed by jrbudda and Techjar with added features and improved compatibility with the Minecraft community like multi player modes and mini games. The project is now known as Vivecraft, a different version from the Seated VR ones.
Vivecraft is one of those games that just has to get done. For the millions of people who play Minecraft and spent many hours in front of their PCs, the VR version is worth the look. Now, you get to get onto your feet to interact with the virtual objects. Want to mine? Swing your arms with the HTC Vive controllers! Want to go to one spot? Then use the teleportation feature! This is not an entirely new Minecraft, it is just modded to be usable with virtual reality and different set of peripherals. And from our testing, it works.
If you’re a Minecraft junkie, then Vivecraft is an easy sell to you.
Vivecraft is not in SteamVR store so if you want to have it on your PC, then you have to follow some instructions to make the mods work on your hardware. Aside from this inconvenience, there’s nothing much cons to talk about.
Below are some installation guides if you want to do it yourself.
Installation Difficulty:3 out of 5
Vivecraft is not hard to install at all. Our team have tried this out and the secret to a successful, hassle-free installation is to follow the instructions to the version you downloaded. And always remember to meet the minimum PC requirements in order for the game to run smoothly on your HTC Vive.
- Graphics processor: Nvidia GeForce GTX970, or AMD Radeon R9 290 equivalent or greater
- CPU: Intel i5-4590 or AMD FX 8350 equivalent or greater
- RAM: At least 4GB
- Video output: HDMI 1.4 or DisplayPort 1.2 or newer
- USB port: One USB 2.0 or greater
- Operating system: Windows 7 SP1 or newer
You wouldn’t get some game crashes or hiccups during gameplay if you have even better components listed above. If you have a GTX 1080 or RX 480, then go ahead.
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