During the Minecon 2015 convention this week Microsoft announced that a new version of Minecraft is coming, designed specifically for Windows 10, which is due to be released on July 29th.
The new version has been named the Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta and has been designed to develop and evolve over time to offer more features to users as they request new features, with all future upgrades available for free.
What makes this edition interesting is that it adds a lot of features from the Pocket Edition of Minecraft, allowing users to craft and explore with up to seven friends via local multiplayer or Xbox Live, and play online and local multiplayer modes with other Pocket Edition players.
On top of that it will support inputs that include controllers, touch and keyboard controls, include support for recording and sharing of gameplay highlights with a built-in GameDVR and more.
For those who already have the PC edition of Minecraft will be able to download the Windows 10 Edition Beta from the Windows 10 store for free, those that don’t will be charged $10 during the beta period.
The beta will be available from July 29th.