Minecraft: Ultimate Starter Guide

Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition ultimate guide
Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition ultimate guide

What started as the brainchild of lone developer Marcus Persson, Minecraft took the world by storm thanks to its open-ended design. Minecraft and its parent company, Mojang, were acquired by Microsoft in 2014.

Minecraft's survival mode lets you explore an infinite world, mine blocks of resources, craft tools and devices, and ultimately build whatever is in your head. Want to just experience unbridled creativity? Jump into creative mode, where all blocks are immediately available to build with.

The original Java version for PC has been expanded over the years to mobile and console, creating true cross-platform support. There is also a partnership with Telltale Games churning out episodic, story-driven gameplay for anyone who needs a solid objective to work toward.

This ultimate guide aims to answer all your questions about the Windows 10 and Xbox One of Minecraft. Don't have Minecraft yet? It's never too late!

Minecraft is available for virtually every platform, and gamers on Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Windows 10, and Xbox One will soon be able to play together via connected realms. At just $19.99, there's never been a better time to jump into Minecraft.

Cale Hunt
Senior Editor, Laptop Reviews

Cale Hunt is formerly a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He's been reviewing laptops and accessories full-time since 2016, with hundreds of reviews published for Windows Central. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.