Microsoft Celebrates One Year of Minecraft on Windows 10

Posted on July 28, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10, Xbox with 0 Comments

Microsoft Celebrates One Year of Minecraft on Windows 10

One year ago today, Microsoft released Minecraft on Windows 10. Since then, the game has had 12,000 code check-ins, 6000 bugs squashed, 15 major updates and “oodles” of new features, the firm reports.

But here’s the weird bit. It’s still called Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta. Which is a fact the Microsoft blog post omits.

“We’ve bred bunnies of many colours, given squid a fear of mortality and set baby zombies astride squawking avian steeds,” Microsoft’s Marsh Davies writes. “We unleashed the power of Redstone and found new ways for players to devise elaborate devices. We introduced our cross-platform Realms service, so players could own always-online worlds just for them and their friends, and play on them with minecrafters on mobile devices. We crafted special skinpacks – like the Villains pack we are releasing today! – and texture packs, too, allowing for even greater levels of customization.”

The firm also recently celebrated another huge milestone: Back in June, Minecraft sales soared past the 100 million mark, with the game now selling at a pace of 53,000 units per year this year.

According to Davies, there’s more to come: New add-ons will let gamers dramatically modify the rules of the game, for example. And support for the Oculus Rift VR headset is coming within weeks.”There’s so much more planned,” Davies notes. Perhaps even removing that “Beta” moniker. 🙂

In any event, you can celebrate the one year anniversary ofMinecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta by downloading Blockworks’ roller coaster map for free.

Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta is available for $9.99 in the Windows Store.

 

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