Minecraft meets Omni virtual reality rig, PC game gets new launcher



Minecraft may not be the most action-packed experience, but all that walking is the only thing the Omni virtual reality rig needs. Above: Two Omni developers take Minecraft multiplayer for a spin, demonstrating the high-voltage strolling, jogging and jumping that players can expect from the game in VR.

The Omni Kickstarter still has 20 days to go, and is currently at $970,000 of its $150,000 goal.

For everyone without an Omni set-up – and those with one, eventually – Minecraft has a brand new launcher on PC. The new launcher is required to play the game's most recent version, Minecraft 1.6, and any future updates. This new interface supports multiple usernames within one Mojang account, though that feature isn't yet enabled through Mojang itself.

The new system will update automatically, without the need for these pesky manual updates, and single-player content is available offline. Players must be offline for that to be the case, or the launcher will continue its attempts to reach the Minecraft servers.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.