Minecraft Windows 10 version announced, releasing July 29

A Minecraft Windows 10 version of the hugely popular voxel game has been announced by Mojang. The new title, appropriately named Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition will launch in beta alongside Microsoft’s launch of its new operating system Windows 10 on July 29.

Speaking on their website, Mojang stated, “Just like the first release of Minecraft all those years ago, this version will develop and evolve over time with the help of your feedback, that’s why it has ‘Beta’ in the title – because it’s not quite finished, and will become even more fun over time. Just like the other versions of Minecraft, all future updates will be free.”

Minecraft on Windows 10 will be free for everyone who owns the PC edition of the game and will be able to down Minecraft Windows 10 from the Windows 10 store for free. The game will be available to everyone else in beta for $10, which will include a free upgrade to the full game once the beta is over.

Here are some new features you can expect from Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition:

  • 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.

Source: *Mojang