Minecraft Bedrock and Java Edition, finally included in Game Pass for PC
Available for Game Pass on Xbox for a while, Minecraft is now also included in Game Pass for PC. Subscribers can play both editions, namely Bedrock and Java Edition, on machines loaded with Windows 10 and 11. Thankfully, PC players are also able to cross-play with those on other platforms as well.
Back in the summer of 2019, Minecraft Bedrock became available for Xbox Game Pass subscribers. Now, it joins Game Pass for PC, but alongside the Java Edition of the game. Together, they are being provided as Minecraft: PC Bundle.
While having two Minecraft games could be a great for most players, switching between them isn't exactly the gamer's dream. Thankfully, Microsoft is also introducing a unified launcher, so both versions of the game can be launched from the same location. The best part about the release of the Minecraft: PC Bundle is that players can easily cross-play with other gamers that enjoy Minecraft on other supported platforms (virtually any popular gaming platform one can thing of).
Back in May 2020, when Minecraft celebrated its 11th anniversary, Microsoft unveiled that the game was sold in over 200 million copies and had over 126 million monthly active players. By April 2021, that number hit 140 million and it is not going down anytime soon. If you ever played Minecraft, feel free to share your thoughts with the rest of us in the comments section. If not, now you have one more reason to give it a try.
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