Support for Xbox Wireless controllers is headed to Samsung Gear VR in October, Microsoft has announced, adding that Minecraft: Gear VR Edition will be the first compatible game to take advantage of the controller.
While support for other games will be coming at a later date. “Beyond Minecraft: Gear VR Edition, we’re working hard to make the Xbox Wireless Controller compatible with all controller-supported Gear VR games and future games too. Keep an eye out for more news on the release timing in the coming months. Once available, all you need to do is update your controller, and you’ll be ready to play.”
Gear VR supports multiple Android phones, such as the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+, Galaxy S6, and the Galaxy S6 Edge.
Samsung Gear VR aside, Microsoft also recently made good on its promise to bring Minecraft to the Oculus Rift, with support for the VR headset arriving in a free update for Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition. With both Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR now boasting additional compatibility for the new Xbox One controller, fans of the block-building game should be relatively happy with all of their platform options, especially considering that the PC-based Frostburn update released this June.