Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition beta begins building on July 29

A slightly newer version of Minecraft is set to hit Windows 10, with the beta set to kick off on July 29.


It's been a big weekend for Minecraft already. In addition to Telltale unveiling the first trailer for Minecraft: Story Mode, Mojang has pulled the curtain back on the Windows 10 version of Minecraft, simply titled Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition.

While Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition will share many features with current versions of Minecraft, Mojang points out in the announcement post that it will include a slew of extras, some of which are pulled from the mobile Minecraft: Pocket Edition. The game will allow for eight-player local and online play, which can be played with either Windows 10 Edition players or Pocket Edition players (via a future update). The game will also include multiple control schemes, as well as the ability to record clips via GameDVR.

Those that want to participate in the beta version of Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition can jump in for a discounted $10 entry fee. However, those that already own the PC version of Minecraft can participate at no extra charge. Anyone that jumps into the beta will get the full version of the game when it releases. The Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition beta begins on July 29.

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