What’s new, and what’s missing, from the Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Beta – App of the Week

Minecraft Windows 10

Alongside the release of Windows 10 last week Microsoft also slipped out another title – a tiny little game called Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Beta.

It is easy to summarize Minecraft as a creative open-world sandbox, but that ignores the beauty of this constantly evolving experience. It is a game that fuels the imagination of players, both young and old, in ways that never cease to amaze.

And the Windows 10 version of Minecraft is no different. While it may not be a great leap forward in terms of what is on offer, this new version the game is designed specifically to take advantage of the new operating system’s cross-platform compatibility. This means whether you are playing on PC, tablet, or a hybrid device, you can enjoy the same gaming experience – with controls that slip effortlessly between keyboard and touch on the fly.

As the Beta moniker suggests, Minecraft Windows 10 Edition is still in development. Improvements will be made based on feedback from the players, so the earlier you get in the faster it will evolve. To make this even more appealing, players who already own the game on PC will be able to download it from the Windows 10 Store for free!

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