Mojang and Microsoft have rolled out an update to Minecraft that adds support for playing the hit game in virtual reality on the Oculus Rift. Coming four months after Minecraft landed on Samsung's Gear VR, the new version includes Rift-specific features.
Mojang has sold over 100 million copies of Minecraft, the hit game that started life as a barebones indie project. It makes Minecraft the second-biggest game in history, trailing only venerable classic Tetris in terms of sales.
The passwords to over seven million user accounts owned by members of a popular Minecraft community have been hacked and are now being offered for sale on the dark net. The community, Lifeboat, didn't notify users until three months after the breach.
Microsoft has announced a new research project that uses the blocky world of Minecraft to teach artificial intelligence systems how to behave in real life. The system will help AI researchers create AI that behaves like real game players.
It has been confirmed that hit sandbox game Minecraft will be available on the Nintendo Wii U from later this month with the same features as its other console versions. The platform is one of few which developer Mojang has left out so far.
Representing one of the most ambitious projects ever created inside the constraints of sandbox game Minecraft, Verizon Mobile has teamed up with players to create a working smartphone inside the blocky world. The result can load webpages and video calls.
Microsoft has announced that the hit video game Minecraft will be made available for Oculus Rift headsets from next year. Players will be able to build and mine with friends while fully immersed in the VR experience.
Every secondary school in Northern Ireland is to receive free copies of the massively popular computer game Minecraft after the title was recognised for its unique educational potential and ability to teach children about the world.