Here’s how the announcement describes this specific version of Minecraft:
Minecraft: Gear VR Edition supports all the features of Pocket Edition, including Creative and Survival modes, skins, and multiplayer. You can choose between the more comfortable default theater view or the more intense and immersive first-person view that lets you stand beside your creations.
The post emphasizes the “mobile freedom” Gear VR provides the Minecraft player, which is a little odd because another version of Minecraft is in development for the Oculus Rift, which must be tethered to a computer. Our very own Nick Statt had a chance to try that version of the game in March.