‘Minecraft’ Games Download: Pocket Edition for Microsoft Windows 10 Unveiled; Beta Will Be Available on July 29, ‘Parity’ & Other Features Added

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Microsoft on Sunday has announced that Mojang’s world-building video game, “Minecraft,” will be available on Windows 10. Mojang said that the “Minecraft” version in Microsoft Windows 10 will not replace the current version of the video game in PC. It was reported that the video game’s Pocket Edition is a separate gaming platform, PC Gamer reports.

In the same report, Mojang explained that “Minecraft” Pocket Edition will take advantage of the Microsoft’s Windows 10’s advanced technology, particularly its new and dynamic platform. The company emphasized that “Minecraft” Windows 10 Pocket Edition will only be free for gamers who already purchased the video game’s version on PC. Otherwise, gamers will have to buy the video game for $10. The beta version of the video game, based on the report, will be released on July 29.

Mojang claimed that the company aims to have a parity feature for the video game. It added that the “Minecraft” Windows 10 version supports Xbox Live and controllers, but it emphasized that both devices are not required as the video game implements a seven-player limit scheme. Below are the features of “Minecraft” Windows 10 Pocket Edition, as listed by PC Gamer.

—Allows players to craft, create, and explore online with up to seven friends through local multiplayer or with Xbox Live friends online.

—-Allows gamers to play online and access local multiplayer with other Pocket Edition players through a free update, which will arrive soon after launch.

—Multiple control schemes; switch between controller, touch, and keyboard controls with little to no effort

—Allows players to record and share gameplay highlights with built-in GameDVR. Gamers can also help shape the future of “Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta” through player feedback mechanisms.

—Features 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 fans can expect from “Minecraft”

According to IGN, “Minecraft” Windows 10 Edition is also compatible with tablets, and gamers can actually switch between a controller, a mouse, touchpad and keyboard based on their gaming preferences. Gamers can play with other players through a multiplayer game mode via Xbox Live. Moreover, Microsoft said that a series of updates will be released for the “Minecraft” Windows 10 version. The said updates will also include  new gaming features, according to Microsoft.

 

[“source – realtytoday.com”]