Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta

Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta

Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta

Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta


Today, at Minecon 2015 it was announced thatMinecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta is coming. It will be available for download in the Windows 10 Store beginning July 29, the same day Windows 10 first becomes available for PCs and tablets.

Players who already have the PC edition of Minecraft will be able to download the Windows 10 beta version free. Others can download Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition at a discounted price of $10 throughout the beta period. Players who download Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition during the beta phase will still have the game when it comes out of beta, and receive all future updates to the game at no additional cost.


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Some highlights of what players will enjoy in 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


Like the first release of Minecraft all those years ago, this version will develop and evolve over time with the help of player’s 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.

The only problem with this Windows 10 version of Minecraft is that it doesn't explicitly state that it will work online with older versions of PC Minecraft, and will likely not work with any of Minecrafts current set of PC mods. This is a double edged sword however, as this means that this version is also likely to be made without Java, and will most likely means that the game will perform much better than today's Minecraft versions. 

All current owners of Minecraft on the PC will be getting a free copy of the Windows 10 version, which again supports the theory that it is a completely rebuilt version of the game. 


You can join the discussion on Minecraft: Windows 10 version on the OC3D Forums.


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Most Recent Comments

05-07-2015, 04:23:59

So this mean it's going to support DX12? I don't really think it needs it tbh.
Only thing I wish they did was update the graphics.. yes I know it's not meant to be the most graphically stunning piece of art on earth, but they could add some more geometry and tessellation at least as an option to give little more detail in the blocks for say stone and have edges along with them being all rough and edgy. Just gives it a better feel I'd say. Then I would think DX12 would make sense as it would help for lower end systems but it shouldn't be anything to crazy.. just a slight upgrade and nothing big.Quote

05-07-2015, 04:34:35

I saw a trailer on youtube about Minecraft:Story mode. Seems to be internesting

05-07-2015, 07:53:52

Well Minecraft has always been known to run like crap on everything, so it being rebuilt is definitely a good idea.

I just hope some of the great mods get rebuilt for the new versionQuote

05-07-2015, 10:27:41

Here's a Q :
Can Java (on which Minecraft is based upon), support DirectX features ?
Because in official requirements for this game, OpenGL support is required (not DirectX) : LINK.Quote

05-07-2015, 10:29:38

Originally Posted by agent_x007 View Post
Here's a Q :
Can Java (on which Minecraft is based upon), support DirectX features ?
Because in official requirements for this game, OpenGL support is required (not DirectX) : LINK.
yeah, that is for the current version of Minecraft. THis new version is almost certainly using DX, it is Microsoft now after all.Quote

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