Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Beta Announced; PC Owners Join for Free

on July 4, 2015 12:53 PM

Xbox and Mojang announced today that Minecraft would be coming to Windows 10 with a beta that allows players to participate in shaping what the final edition will look like. Those who already own Minecraft on PC (known as the Java version) can join for free, and anyone else can get access to the beta for $10. Those who purchase the beta will also receive the final version of Minecraft Windows 10 Edition for free.

The length of the beta is still to be determined, though it will begin on July 29th with the release of Windows 10. This version of Minecraft allows for up to seven players to play together, with cross platform play between the PC and Xbox Live players, and soon even between mobile players as well. The Windows 10 edition allows for, “controller, touch, and keyboard controls,” and can record game highlights via the GameDVR.

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