“Minecraft” finally did something it should have done years ago
Minecraft is easily one of the most recognizable and popular video games. This is a fact. If you show anyone between seven and thirty years old a picture of a Minecraft block or villager, they will likely be able to tell you where it came from. This is the kind of power that franchises only dream about.
What if I said that Minecraft hadn’t yet reached its final form? What if I said that it hadn’t been fully optimized yet? It’s a scary thought, but it is authentic.
There have been two versions of Minecraft up to now. The Java version is the original, and the Bedrock version is considered the standard edition. In 2017, Minecraft was renamed Minecraft. What was the difference? There were many differences, but the most notable was the Java edition which allowed the creation of mods within the game.
There is currently only one Minecraft. Mojang and Microsoft have combined the two editions to create Minecraft Java & Bedrock Version. You can now buy both editions together if you purchase one. However, you won’t be left out as you can play across editions if you want to run Java and Bedrock, respectively.
The best part is that anyone who already owns one of these editions will get their copy upgraded for free as an update rolls out in the next few days. Wonderful.
Mojang announced the news in a blog. You can now access Minecraft and Java from the same launcher, regardless of whether you buy Minecraft for Windows PC.
It’s all good when it ends well. It’s strange that the two versions were not under one roof due to the game’s size. But here we are, in the year 2022, with the announcement. It’s a positive move forward for one of the most important games of all time…