Minecraft is another growing phenomenon and this game is not played only for fun, but it’s also used for education, in classrooms, as it allows educators to deliver lessons and learning activities to their students.
The game doesn’t have incredible graphics, but this means that it doesn’t require too many resources and it can be played on computers with modest hardware. Mojang, its creator, has also released a special edition for Windows 10, Samsung Gear VR and mobile and the upcoming update will be available for all of them.
If you haven’t found out already, Minecraft has been acquired by Microsoft back in September 2014, for $2.5 billion. The new owner attended MINECON 2016, where it announced that Minecraft will get important updates on October 18, and players should prepare themselves for “Add-Ons”.
Jesse Merriam, Executive Producer for Minecraft, Microsoft has explained that “With Add-Ons, you’ll be able to experiment with remixing components of entities or characters in the game. Worlds you create with Add-Ons can be shared with others directly or uploaded to your Realms and accessed anytime, anywhere,” and “in addition to new gameplay features and the ability for players to customize the game itself, we’ll also be adding new input options.
The Boss Update will allow you to use your Xbox Wireless Controller with Bluetooth while you’re playing the Gear VR and Windows 10 Editions. And, VR players of the Windows 10 Edition will be getting an update to support Oculus Touch input.”
Players are excited about the added support of Oculus Touch and the Xbox Wireless Controller, and they’re also pleased that they’re able to edit text files and tweak the Minecraft experience.
On the other hand, Microsoft has recently revealed the Xbox One S Minecraft bundle, which is now sold in the US and Canada for $300. In Europe, it will arrive on October 11, while in Australia and New Zealand will be available starting from November 11.
The bundle consists of a 500GB console + Minecraft: Xbox One Edition + over 230 character skins.