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Minecraft on PlayStation®VR FAQ

How do I get Minecraft for PlayStation VR? 

Anyone that owns Minecraft for PlayStation® 4 and a PlayStation® VR kit can play Minecraft in VR at no additional cost.  

Everyone who has Minecraft on PlayStation® 4 will get the update automatically when it launches. Download that update and you’ll get access to the new Minecraft VR functionality. 

Please review and follow all safety guidelines for use of PlayStation VR. PlayStation VR is not for use by children under the age 12. 
 

Can I play in VR with other players that are not in VR? 

Yes. Since PlayStation VR support is a free update with the current version of Minecraft, you can play multiplayer normally even if others are not playing in VR. 
 

Is Minecraft Store content, such as worlds and texture packs, playable in VR? 

Yes, content purchased from the Minecraft Store can be played in VR.  However, some content is not optimized for VR and some worlds may experience camera issues because of the VR camera. 
 

Can you explain the different settings? 

~ Living Room Mode ~ 

When entering the game, you are placed in a static environment. 
The viewpoint is still VR, and you can look around the room, but the gameplay is fixed on the virtual screen in front of you. 
 
You can play the game entirely in this mode with access to all features, or toggle Immersive Mode by pressing D-pad. 
 

~ Immersive Mode ~ 

In Immersive Mode you assume the player’s viewpoint, allowing you to play as if you are in the world itself. You can return to the Living Room at any time by pressing D-pad again. 
 
Immersive Mode has a number of options to help reduce motion sickness. 
 

~ Center Cursor ~ 

When this setting is enabled, your cursor will always snap to the center of the living room screen. 
 

~ Camera Movement ~ 

  • Snap: Turn by periodic steps. This option is recommended for players new to VR experiences. 
  • Classic: Move your camera freely. 
  • Wheel: Turn by rotating Right Stick in a circle. 
  • Snap Wheel: Turn in pre-determined angles by rotating Right Stick in a circle. 
     

~ Snap Angle ~ 

When the Snap camera movement option is selected, this slider allows you to choose the size of each camera movement. 
 

~ Variable Snap Angle ~ 

When the Snap camera movement option is selected, this toggle controls the size of each camera movement based on how far you push Right Stick. 

 

~ Snap Sound ~ 

When the Snap camera movement option is selected, this toggles on or off a sound playing when the camera direction changes. 
 

~ Movement~ 

  • Linear: When turned on, your velocity is constant with all acceleration/deceleration disabled. 
  • Classic: The player accelerates/decelerates normally. 
     

~Jump~ 

  • Linear: All acceleration/deceleration is removed from the jump. The jump height is also reduced so that it is the same height as a block instead of slightly higher. 
  • Classic: The player jumps normally. 
     

~ Immersive Mode Auto-Jump~ 

When enabled, Auto-Jump is turned on only when in Immersive Mode. This option does not affect Living Room play. 
 

~Head Steering~ 

  • Follow Gaze: The player's direction of motion follows your eye movement. 
  • Follow Player Angle: The direction of motion is independent of 
    your viewpoint. 
     

~Sticky Mining~ 

  • Lock-On: Mining will be locked to a specific block when you start mining. 
  • Disabled: The cursor moves freely in the environment as you shift your gaze while mining. It may interrupt mining if your gaze leaves the current block. 
     

~ HUD Position~ 

  • Drift: The HUD is allowed to “float” for comfort. 
  • Fixed: The HUD is fixed on your screen. 
     

~ HUD Distance~ 

When in Immersive Mode, this slider allows you to control how far from the center of your vision the HUD displays. 
 

 

What are the differences between Living Room mode and Immersive mode? 

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In Living Room mode, when entering the game, you are placed in a static environment. The viewpoint is still VR, and you can look around the room, but the gameplay is fixed on the virtual screen in front of you. This mode is recommended for those players that experience motion sickness in VR. 

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In Immersive Mode you assume the player’s viewpoint, allowing you to play as if you are in the world itself. For this option, the player can customize the experience by adjusting VR Settings. 

You can switch between the modes at any time. 
 

How do I toggle between Immersive mode and Living Room mode? 

We have seen reports from players who are having trouble toggling between the two modes during gameplay. 

First, ensure that you are playing Minecraft in VR Mode. While wearing your PlayStation®VR headset, go to the main menu and press the Triangle button to Enter VR Mode, if it isn’t already, then enter your world. 

Toggle between Immersive and Living Room modes 

  1. Launch Minecraft and while wearing your PlayStation VR headset, on the main menu, press the triangle button to Enter VR Mode. 
  2. Press the Up button on the D-pad to toggle between modes. 
    Did this work? If not, see the next section. 

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Reset toggling between modes 

  1. Go to Settings, and then click Wireless Controller 
  2. Next to Toggle Perspective, click the arrow button to reset the feature. 

 

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Are PlayStation Move controllers supported? 

PlayStation Move controllers are not supported; the system uses the DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller. 
 

What settings can be adjusted to customize the VR experience? 

We saw an opportunity to make the VR settings more customizable and intuitive. We increased the number of adjustments to maintain what current Minecraft VR players experienced but increasing the way the player can personalize that experience. 
 

Where can I get more help? 

If you need further assistance, be sure to check out the Minecraft for PlayStation® 4 FAQ or contact Minecraft Support. Also, be sure to see the PlayStation® VR website for additional information on setting up your VR kit. 

Last Updated - 2021-07-25 15:01:04 UTC

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