What you need to know
- Mojang Studios announced an early access build of Minecraft for Chromebooks.
- The framework allows you to play with devices, access the market, and more.
- The full version will include the Trails and Tails update when it becomes available.
- Only select Chromebook users can purchase the early access version from the Play Store.
The ever so popular game Minecraft is finally making its way to Chromebooks. An “early access” version of the game is now available, but only for select users, Mojang Studios announced.
This “early access” version of Minecraft. their private servers to play with friends.
That being said, Mojang Studios notes that users may experience various in-game bugs while they polish the Chromebook experience, and users who notice anything funny can report on Discord or Minecraft through the website.
While the full version of Minecraft for Chromebook is still unknown, Mojang Studios assures that users will have access to the upcoming Trails & Tales update, which is expected to be released later this year.
So, until the full version is available, you must have an eligible Chromebook that meets the minimum requirements to purchase the Early Access version from the Play Store;
- Operating SystemChromeOS 111:
- System architecture64 bit (x86_64, arm64-v8a)
- Processor:Intel Celeron N4500, Intel i3-7130U, Mediatek MT8183, Qualcomm SC7180 or better
- A memory4 GB RAM
- StorageAt least 1 GB of game installation, maps and other files
Eligible purchasers of the game may choose from several different purchase options. The $20 bundle gets you both the Chromebook and Android versions of the game, while the $7 gets you just the Android version. Upgrading from the Android version to the Chromebook version will cost a $13 difference.
Prospective buyers should note that they will need a Microsoft account to play the game. However, they won’t be able to transfer their existing worlds to Minecraft Chromebook. Trial version worlds will also not carry over to the full version when it is released.
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