Mojang’s best-selling video game arrives on Meta’s best-selling VR headset.
QuestCraft is a standalone VR port of Minecraft: Java Edition that offers players access to the full Minecraft experience in VR without the need for an expensive gaming PC. This includes support for motion controls as well as cross-platform multiplayer.
Developed by a team of independent developers, the unofficial port was built using MCXR and PojavLauncher and is capable of running certain Fabric mods (an experimental modding toolchain for Minecraft). According to one of the project’s developers, this is a direct port of Minecraft 1.18, which means like Vivecraft (a popular VR mod for PC VR), an official Minecraft account is required in order to play.
“We’re using an android wrapper for Minecraft called PojavLauncher to run Minecraft itself on Android,” said QuestCraft developer Flamgop. “We are not using Vivecraft but a similar mod for fabric called MCXR, we’re doing this because its performance is significantly better than Vivecraft. You have to have an account to play QuestCraft and we aren’t selling this so we are still following the EULA.”
Anyone who’s had the pleasure of experiencing Minecraft in VR will tell you how well the game translates to the immersive format. Since the launch of the original Oculus Quest back in 2019, players have been begging for an official VR port, not including 2016’s Minecraft: Gear VR Edition for the now-discontinued Samsung Gear VR headset.
QuestCraft is available now on the Meta Quest and Meta Quest 2 via SideQuest. The game itself is free to download though as previously mentioned you’ll need an account in order to play. Setup can be a little tricky, so we put together a quick tutorial video to help you get started.
For more information check out the official QuestCraft Discord.
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