FYI: Minecraft Pocket Edition and Windows 10 Edition is the same game

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Yesterday at Minecon 2015, Microsoft (the parent company of Mojang) introduced Minecraft’s Windows 10 Edition. The game will be available from the Windows 10 Store for $10 to new users and if you’ve already purchased Minecraft for PC, you’ll be able to get it for free from the Windows 10 Store on July 29th. There’s been some confusion about the Windows 10 Edition of Minecraft – some users are wondering if Mojang is stopping the development for Minecraft for PC or if it’s just a different app. Thankfully, one of the Mojang developers has cleared up the confusion on Twitter:

As it you can see from the tweets, the Windows 10 Edition is a completely different than Minecraft for PC. The app is just like the Pocket Edition and will be updated together – however, we aren’t quite sure if it’s a universal app, but we’ll let you know once the company state something about this. So there you have it: Minecraft’s Windows 10 Edition is just like the Pocket Edition, and it’ll be updated together. And no, it will not affect Minecraft for PC’s development.

Note: The article previously stated that Minecraft: Story Mode is coming to Windows Phone as Minecraft Pocket Edition updates. However, the Story Mode and Pocket Edition are completely different stories. For now, as it looks like, the Story Mode will not be coming to Windows Phone. We’re sorry for the inconvenience. (Thanks, Usama J. for the tip!)

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