Microsoft and Samsung have revealed today that the Samsung Gear VR headset will soon be receiving Xbox Wireless Controller Support starting with the Minecraft Gear VR Edition.
Supported phones include the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy s6 edge+, Galaxy S6, or Galaxy S6 edge. Navin Kumar, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Xbox Accessories explains more :
As part of our ongoing commitment to enable gamers to play anywhere, on the devices they want, we announced last month the expansion of the Xbox Wireless ecosystem across Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. Today, we’re excited to announce that the new Xbox Wireless Controller, will soon be compatible with controller-enabled games on Samsung Gear VR starting with Minecraft: Gear VR Edition.
In addition, broader support across all Gear VR controller-enabled titles like Herobound, Spirit Champion, Omega Agent, and End Space will be available in the coming months. Fans attending MINECON this weekend can get the first hands-on experience playing Minecraft: Gear VR Edition with the Xbox Wireless Controller in the Minecraft Game Lounge Oculus demo section.
With Minecraft: Gear VR Edition, players can get right inside the world of Minecraft and build, explore and battle mobs – all with a fresh perspective. Following a game update in October to supported Android devices*, your new Xbox Wireless Controller can be paired to work directly through your Gear VR device for use with Minecraft: Gear VR Edition. You’re first step to playing Minecraft: Gear VR Edition with your Xbox Wireless Controller is to get the latest update for your controller. Then, download the October update to the game in the Oculus App on your favorite Gear VR device, connect your controller with Bluetooth and play.
For more information on the new Samsung Gear Xbox controller support jump over to the Xbox website for details by following the link below.