Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta Announced

By Mike Sousa on July 6, 2015, 10:18PM EST

Mojang has announced that Minecraft is coming to Windows 10 and will bring along a bunch of new features. Dubbed Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition beta, this new version, just like its name says, will be released as a beta alongside Microsoft's new operating system on the 29th of July.

"Just like the first release of Minecraft all those years ago, this version will develop and evolve over time with the help of your 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," said Mojang.

This version will not only allow players to craft, create, and explore online with up to seven friends playing Windows 10 Edition Beta via local play or Xbox Live, but also offers the option to join in online and local multiplayer sessions with anyone playing on Minecraft: Pocket Edition. Other key features include the option to freely switch between controller, touch, and keyboard controls, the ability to record and share gameplay highlights with built-in GameDVR, and player feedback mechanisms that will allow you to shape the future of Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition beta.

Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition beta will be available for free for those who already own Minecraft on PC. Everyone else will have to purchase the new edition for $10.

Source: Mojang

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