Great news for Minecraft fans, a brand new version of Minecraft is due to be released for Windows 10, Microsoftâ€™s new operating system which is set for for release on July 29th.
The new Miecraft, which Microsoft is calling 'Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta' will be released as a working progress, hence the word 'beta' in the title.
If youâ€™re a Minecraft fan you will be buzzing about this good news, but hold on to your pickaxe because theres more... Yes more good news!
There are over 20 million Minecraft players that own the PC edition of Minecraft, all of those people, including YOU will be able to download Windows 10 Edition Beta from the Windows 10 store for FREE.
If you are one of the very few people that does not own Minecraft on PC, fear not, you can get it for a mere $10 during the beta period. The length of the beta period is still undecided.
Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta will feature some familiar aspects of the current versions along with the following:
In Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta, youâ€™ll recognize some Pocket Edition features, along with potpourri of cool extras. Here are some highlights:
â— Craft, create, and explore online with up to seven friends playing Windows 10 Edition Beta, through local multiplayer or with your Xbox Live friends online.
â— Play online and local multiplayer with other Pocket Edition players thanks to a free update, due to arrive soon after launch.
â— Support for multiple inputs - switch between controller, touch, and keyboard controls with little to no effort
â— Record and share gameplay highlights with built-in GameDVR.
â— Help shape the future of Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta with built-in player feedback mechanisms
â— Chickens, zombies, pigs, boats, armed skeletons, potatoes, zombies, baby squids, enchantment tables, villagers, naked sheep, iron golems, potions, ghasts, pickaxes, carrots, and all the weird and wonderful goodness youâ€™ve come to expect from Minecraft
The â€œMinecraft: Windows 10 Editionâ€ beta will be available for download in the Windows 10 Store beginning July 29.
Minecraft is available on Windows, Mac, Windows Phone, iOS, Android, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4 and PS Vita, and now, Windows 10.