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Minecraft now available with Xbox Game Pass

Minecraft key art
Minecraft key art (Image credit: Microsoft / Mojang Studios)

Minecraft already has a sizeable fanbase, but now anyone with an Xbox Game Pass (opens in new tab) subscription can jump into the fray as well. The blocky builder joined Microsoft's subscription service today, bringing another Microsoft Studios title under its banner.

The full game experience is here, meaning you can explore your own unique world and construct just about anything that strikes your fancy. You can also dive into multiplayer sessions, hailing the assistance of friends to take on any unruly creeps and help build your world out.

Minecraft has seen more than 91 million active players join in across nearly any platform you can think of since its launch in 2009. The game is also cross-play enabled, so you can jump in with friends who may be playing on other platforms like Nintendo Switch and mobile devices.

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If you're interested in checking out Xbox Game Pass, the service requires a subscription, which runs $10 per month (opens in new tab). There are more than 100 games available to play through Game Pass, making it a bit like a Netflix for gamers. A subscription will also net you a discount for games in Xbox Game Pass if you decide you want to buy them outright.

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  • So this doesn't apply to PC subscribers as Play Anywhere, FYI.