Minecraft is coming to Gear VR this year

Gear VR Minecraft

Minecraft is coming to Gear VR! Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

The free Gear VR headset you got with your new Galaxy S7 is about to get even more entertaining.

Microsoft has confirmed that hit building game Minecraft is coming to Samsung’s futuristic wearable, allowing you to immerse yourself in amazing blocky worlds like never before.

Minecraft is already available on the Oculus Rift, but you need a spare $599 to buy one and a PC that’s capable of powering it. But with support for Gear VR coming soon, it will be more affordable than ever to explore Minecraft in virtual reality.

“This new version is expected to be similar to the one from an Oculus Rift, which we played recently and found quite impressive,” reports Engadget, which received confirmation of Microsoft’s plan to bring the game to Samsung devices.

It’s unclear how much Minecraft will cost on Gear VR or when it will be available, but we expect to hear more during Microsoft’s even at GDC 2016 today, so stay tuned for updates.