Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta Announced

By Ashley Woodcock, 2 years ago
Mojang, the well-known developer behind the Minecraft series, is looking to take the gaming world by storm again with the announcement of Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta. The "Beta" part of the title is intentional as the title is "not quite finished". The team will be developing the title and evolving the Windows 10 version after its release with the aid of feedback from the community. Just like with Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition and Minecraft: Xbox One Edition, all updates to improve the new version will be free.

Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta

Check out this list of cool features to be included in the upcoming version of Minecraft:

• 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
Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta

The Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta will be available for eager players to download in the Window 10 Store when the new platform becomes available on July 29th, 2015. The title will be priced at $10 (or regional equivalent) and this will be a discounted price during the beta period, in which the time frame of this period is yet to be finalized. Players who already own the PC version of Minecraft will be able to download the Windows version for free. Gamers who download the title in its beta form will still have the game once it comes out of beta.
Ashley Woodcock
Written by Ashley Woodcock
Assistant News Manager for TrueAchievements and member of the Newshounds team since 2010. Lover of completions, tough achievements, shooters, action, adventure and racing titles, hip-hop, Wu-Tang, NBA, and my Scooby. I can be found working on the never-ending backlog which you can see my progress on via my TA blog.