Minecraft’s 1.2.5 Update brings the game to Windows Mixed Reality headsets, and introduces Mixer for Minecraft.
The latest update brings Minecraft to Windows Mixed Reality headsets, allowing players to explore their favourite sandbox worlds in full VR glory. Of course Minecraft has already had support for the Oculus Rift and Gear VR, however this move has been made to bring the game to even more VR systems at a somewhat more competitive price point.
Alongside new VR support, is the implementation of Mixer, Microsoft’s streaming platform which recently made its way to the Xbox One, has now been added to Minecraft, allowing players to interact with their audience like never before.
The implementation of Mixer will allow people to stream straight from the game to the platform, with Mixer now being fully integrated. The viewer interaction is pretty sweet too. Viewers will be able to vote on aspects of the game, for example, if you were streaming yourself doing a parkour run, you could use ‘/mixer command’ to let your viewers vote on what obstacles spawn in your path.
For those who might not be too familiar with Mixer, we spoke to Jenn McCoy, Director of Marketing for Microsoft’s Mixer platform at Xbox Showcase London earlier this year.
Here’s a trailer showing what Mixer has to offer in Minecraft:
Update 1.2.5 is available on Android, Windows 10 and Xbox One.