Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Announced

A whole new version of Minecraft is coming for the release of the new operating system Windows 10. This new version of the game will allow you to...
By Visio · Jul 4, 2015 · Updated Jul 4, 2015
  1. Visio

    If you ever played Minecraft on the PC you will understand how a large proportion of the fun is endured on multiplayer servers. With this new edition of Minecraft being released you can now play cross-platformed. That's right you can now play with your Xbox, and mobile edition friends on Windows 10.

    The new version will begin its beta testing on July 29th on the Windows 10 Store. Players who already own the PC edition of Minecraft can download the Windows 10 Edition for free. If you do not own the PC version already you can pick up the beta for a small fee of 10$ during the beta period. If you buy the game during the beta period you will receive the full game for free when it comes out of the beta and will receive future updates at no additional cost.

    This edition will not replace the existing version of Minecraft as Mojang confirmed this is a separate game just to take advantage of all the new features included in Windows 10. Many people expected this to happen as Microsoft acquired Mojang last year for $2.5 Billion.

    Mojang has confirmed that this version of Minecraft will include support for an Xbox One controller, game play recording highlights built in, up to seven player cross-platform multiplayer, and all the items you have came to love from the PC version. I hope you are as excited as I am to see this version released and built from the beta up. Please leave any comments or concerns below the article and thanks for reading.

    Sources: Mojang, TheVerge, Polygon
    Thanks Chazay for the video.

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  1. Coyotes
    Not sure where the difference is from the PC edition, but the cross platform sounds amazing!
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  2. Red58
    Okay, I'll bite, whats different about it? lol (aside from being able to play with people on xbox as well)
    1. Visio
      Nothing really
  3. Master
    I am not a big fan of Monecraft bug cross-platform is amazing.
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  4. Wavy
    Cross platform? Oh hell yeah!
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  5. TechModZ
    comeing 2017 minecraft hologram edition
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    2. TechModZ
      Whattttt i was just jokeing
    3. Visio
      Kinda sad it's actually a thing xD

    4. TechModZ
      Wow next your going to tell me thay have jetpacks do thay
  6. Arxhive
    Tfw minecraft has more editions than Sparfire did as a writer.
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  7. VeritasEvil
    I need to start letting some people know about this. Perhaps it will have some issues right out of the gate, it is of no consequence. Cross platform gaming is the future.
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  8. Skype
    Meh, I don't want to pay extra. :frown:
    1. Chazay
      You do not have to pay more money if you already own the game.
    2. Skype
      Oh sick! Thanks for the info. :smile:
  9. Chazay
    First look video:
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    1. Visio
      Thanks for the video, adding it to the article now :smile:
    2. Chazay
      "C++, compatible with PE edition"
  10. Chazay
    Hopefully it runs better.
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    1. Visio
      I hope so too
    2. 3dsgamerx
      I hope it runs better as well... but this should be interesting. I think the biggest appeal of the game is the multiplayer, and the pocket editions really do lack that in the truest sense.
    3. Chazay
      It is the PE edition rebuilt so it is going like the PC version but coded in C++ and you can play cross platform.