This Independence Day weekend is big for many reasons, one of which is that Minecon 2015 is currently going on in London, but another is that the Windows 10 version of Minecraft is entering beta! The beta will cost $10 to enter, unless you’re one of the 20 Million people who currently own Minecraft on the PC, then it’s free!
Here’s a list of some features that Minecraft on Windows 10 will have, courtesy of Xbox Wire:
● 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.
● Support for multiple inputs – 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 built-in player feedback mechanisms
● Chickens, zombies, pigs, boats, armed skeletons, potatoes, zombies, baby squids, enchantment tables, villagers, naked sheep, iron golems, potions, ghasts, pickaxes, carrots, and all the weird and wonderful goodness you’ve come to expect from Minecraft
The beta period will begin July 29 and will last an undetermined amount of time.