When Microsoft’s latest operating system Windows 10 launches later this month on the 29th, existing Minecraft players will have exclusive beta access to the new Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition.
Mojang claim that this is a ‘new version’ of Minecraft built especially for Windows 10 and will receive free updates over time including native controller, touch and keyboard controls, dual-wielding and a new ‘End City’ location. The Windows 10 Edition will also offer cross-platform play with Minecraft: Pocket Edition players.
Not much else is known about the new edition at this point, but it seems to just be a simple port of the original Minecraft optimised for Windows 10 with a few small updates, guess we’ll find out on the 29th. New players will be able to purchase the beta for $10.
Personally I would have preferred a full Minecraft sequel rather than just another special ‘edition’ with a few lacklustre updates, what do you think?