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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 patch automatically when it launches. Download that patch 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 are able to 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 we are aware that some worlds may experience camera issues because of the VR camera.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN LIVING ROOM MODE AND IMMERSIVE MODE?

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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. We call this as Living Room Mode and is recommended for those players that feel a lot of 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 going by adjusting VR Settings.

You can switch between modes at anytime.

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.

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By default, pressing Up on the D-pad toggles between Immersive Mode and Living Room mode. If this doesn’t work, go to Settings > Wireless Controller and reset the button for "Toggle Perspective" by clicking on the arrow button to the right of "Toggle Perspective".

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ARE PLAYSTATION®MOVE CONTROLLERS SUPPORTED?

PlayStation®Move controllers are not supported and a DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller is used to play.

WHAT SETTINGS CAN BE ADJUSTED TO CUSTOMIZE THE VR EXPERIENCE?

We saw an opportunity to make the VR settings more customizable and intuitive to players. For that reason, we increase the amount of adjustments for player’s comfort. The main idea was maintaining what current Minecraft VR players had but increasing the way the player can personalize the experience.

~ 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 enabled, your cursor will always snap to the center of the living room screen.

~ Camera Movement ~

  • Snap: Allows you to turn by periodic steps. This option is recommended for players new to VR experiences.
  • Classic: Allows you to move your camera freely.
  • Wheel: Allows you to turn by rotating Right Stick in a circle.
  • Snap Wheel: Allows you to 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 if the size of each camera movement should change based on how far you push Right Stick.

 

~ Snap Sound ~

When the Snap camera movement option is selected, this toggle controls if a sound should play each time the camera direction is changed.

~ 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
  • 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 is possible to 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.

WHERE CAN I GET HELP?

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

Last Updated - 2020-10-25 21:33:11 UTC

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