At Minecon 2015 in London today, Mojang has announced “Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta”. The game will be available on the Windows Store on Windows 10 from July 29 for $10 to new users and if you already own Minecraft for PC, you’ll be able to get the Windows 10 Edition for free from the Store on July 29th.
Here are some of the features of Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta:
- 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.
- Play online and local multiplayer with other Pocket Edition players thanks to a free update, due to arrive soon after launch.
- Multiple control schemes! Switch between controller, touch, and keyboard controls with little to no effort!
- Record and share gameplay highlights with built-in GameDVR.
- Help shape the future of Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta with our built player feedback mechanisms!
- 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 you’ve come to expect from Minecraft.
As you can see from the feature list, the game will include full support for Xbox Live, as well as GameDVR. When it launches on July 29th, the game will be in beta, suggesting that there’ll be bugs and other issues. It’s worth noting that if you buy the game for $10 during the beta, you’ll get it for free once the game comes out of the beta phase.
If you’re a Minecraft player, are you excited for its Windows 10 Edition? Discuss in the comment section below!