Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta now rolling out via Mojang [Update: Now on the WIndows Store]

If you're a big Minecraft fan and upgrading to Windows 10 over the next 24 hours, you'll be happy to know that Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta is now rolling out to those who already own Minecraft and have a Mojang account. As a refresher, the Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta will include features from Minecraft: Pocket Edition, along with some extras:

  • Craft, create, and explore online with up to seven friends playing Windows 10 Edition Beta, through local multiplayer or with your Xbox Live friends online.
  • Play online and local multiplayer with other Pocket Edition players thanks to a free update, due to arrive soon after launch.
  • Multiple control schemes! Switch between controller, touch, and keyboard controls with little to no effort! Record and share gameplay highlights with built-in GameDVR.
  • Help shape the future of Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta with our built player feedback mechanisms!
  • Chickens, zombies, pigs, boats, armed skeletons, potatoes, zombies, baby squids, enchantment tables, villagers, naked sheep, iron golems, potions, ghosts, pickaxes, carrots, and all the weird and wonderful goodness you've come to expect from Minecraft.

Again, the beta is now rolling out via the Mojang website via the account page. Users who already own Minecraft will simply have to log into their Mojang account and click "redeem" on the account page. From there, you log into your Microsoft account and start downloading the game for free.

It's important to note that the game isn't yet showing up in the Windows 10 Store, so going through the Mojang account page is the only way to grab Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta at this point.

Update: It looks like the game is now live on the Windows 10 Store, and appears to have a free trial as well. You can check it out and download it from this link.

Source: Mojang

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