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Minecraft Creator Heading to US to Meet Oculus Rift Team

Markus ‘Notch’ Persson, creator of the wildly popular Minecraft franchise, has revealed that he is travelling to the US to meet with Oculus VR, the team behind the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset. The developer announced as much on Twitter this morning, although didn’t mention any specifics about what this could mean for either his titles or the Oculus Rift.

Minecrift_1“Actually, I guess I do have something to report,” Persson wrote. “Flying solo to the US to meet the @oculus people! Major nerdgasm.”

The Minecraft series has seen huge success on PC, Xbox and PlayStation. It has in fact already appeared on the Oculus Rift via the unofficial Minecrift mod. This update allows players use the Rift with version 1.6.2 of Minecraft, with support for the Razer Hydra motion controller also included.

It’s unknown if this visit is a simple showcase or could lead to something more. Oculus VR is co-publishiing titles for the Rift such as the upcoming EVE: Valkyrie, so it’s possible that the two could work on something together.

Persson is also visiting just before the Game Developers Conference (GDC) next week in which Oculus will host a presentation on 19th March 2014. VRFocus will be on the ground at the event to bring you all the latest on the Oculus Rift and anything else virtual reality.

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