Today, at MineCon 2015 in London, Microsoft announced Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta. The Windows 10 version of the smash hit world-building game will arrive on July 29 to coincide with the platform's launch date.
Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition will be released as a beta, just like the original game all these years ago, because it will develop and evolve over time based on player feedback. What's more, all future updates to Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition will be delivered free of charge.
Users who already own a PC version of Minecraft will be able to download the Windows 10 version for free from the Windows Store. New users will be able to buy the game for a discount price of $10 during the beta period.
In Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta, players will be able to craft and explore online with up to seven other friends via local multiplayer or Xbox Live. The game will support multiple control schemes, with players being able to switch between controller, touch, and keyboard controls whenever they please. The game will also feature an in-built GameDVR, allowing players to easily record and share their greatest moments.
With over 20 million copies of the PC version sold to date and its immense popularity worldwide, Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition is sure to convince more than a few people to embrace Microsoft's newest platform.