Minecraft joins Xbox Game Pass in April

Today, Microsoft announced that Minecraft is joining Xbox Game Pass on April 4. According to the company, Minecraft allows players to "discover limitless ways to play and create anything you can imagine." You can try to survive the night alone or share your adventure with friends. You also have the ability to build anything you can think of, explore your own unique overworld, and interact with various creatures.

Microsoft added that since its 2009 launch, Minecraft has attracted over 91 million active players of all ages from virtually every country in the world. The game supports cross-play, so Xbox One owners can play with their friends on Nintendo Switch and other devices. There's also a major update coming soon which adds raids.

Xbox Game Pass is a subscription service which costs $10 every month. It gives you immediate access to over a hundred games on your Xbox One or Xbox One X. Keep in mind that many titles rotate in and out, just like Netflix.

The service also offers players a discount on the titles available in Xbox Game Pass, if they decide they want to continue their adventures for months to come.

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

3 Comments
  • Long overdue. But cool
  • This is great but I don't know how they are just now getting to this... Microsoft committed to all of their first party games being available on Game Pass when they announced it. And I'm still waiting on them making it Xbox Play Anywhere instead of having separate Xbox and Windows 10 versions...
  • Didn't they only commit to bringing NEW games to the service?