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Minecraft Windows 10 edition hits beta

by on06 July 2015

Will be available on July 29th

Microsoft has reinstated some of the most important features of Windows, the solitary games are back, and it seems that it won't stop just there. 

Since the Redmond based company has acquired Mojang, the creator of Minecraft, for $2.5 billion, it was logical to expect some splashy announcement of the game's future.

Microsoft has just announced that Windows 10 gets its own version of Minecraft and it will cost only $10. The version that works on Windows, Mac or Linux sells for $19.95. Things are getting even more attractive for the owner of the Minecraft, as they will get to download the Windows 10 edition beta for free.

Since the game earned a distinguished title of best selling game of all times, it doesn’t come as surprise that Microsoft wants to push this game with the new operating systems. In late 2014 Mojang announced that they sold 60 million copies across all platforms,with 100 million registered users as of late February 2015.

Microsoft plans to offer following features to the early adopters 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.
  • Support for multiple inputs – 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 built-in 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
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