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Minecraft is coming to Oculus Rift this spring

The Windows 10 version of Minecraft will be compatible with the Oculus Rift headset, according to a Microsoft representative that took the stage at today's Oculus Connect 2. Further details are sparse, but we'll learn more closer to the update's release in spring 2016.

The event, centered around Oculus' virtual reality headset, has hosted a handful of video game-related announcements, but the inclusion of Minecraft is fascinating because of the role the game currently serves in Microsoft's own mixed-reality device. At this year's E3, Microsoft showed a special demonstration of Minecraft for its augmented reality headset, HoloLens. It was without question HoloLens' standout, the closest we've seen to a killer app. Bringing Minecraft to Oculus shows Microsoft's commitment to bringing the blockbuster world-creation title to practically every platform powerful enough to play a video game — not just its own hardware.