Minecraft, or at the very least one version of it, is offered on practically each desktop, cell, and console platform. Chromebooks have been (partially) lacking from that checklist, and that’s lastly altering.
Mojang Studios introduced an early entry model of Minecraft: Bedrock Version for Chromebooks, with full cross-device play with Bedrock Version on different platforms — Android, iPhone, sport consoles, Bedrock on PC, and so forth. It additionally has entry to the Minecraft Market, and compatibility with Realms servers. The brand new version seems to simply be the Android model optimized for keyboard and mouse help, because it’s distributed via the Google Play Retailer.
It was already doable to play the Java Version of Minecraft on Chromebooks via the elective Linux container on Chrome OS, however that model solely has cross-play with the Java Version on Home windows, Mac, and different Linux PCs. You couldn’t be part of a world with buddies on console or cell, or use the opposite options solely obtainable in Bedrock Version.
The brand new Chromebook model requires Chrome OS 111 or later, a 64-bit x86 or ARM processor, at the very least 4 GB RAM, and at the very least 1 GB of storage to put in the sport. Mojang additionally says you’ll want an Intel Celeron N4500, Intel i3-7130U, Mediatek MT8183, Qualcomm SC7180 or higher chipset to run the sport.
Though the Chromebook model isn’t a lot completely different than the prevailing Android model, it is going to price greater than the Android sport. Mojang will promote the Android and Chromebook variations collectively for $19.99, or if you have already got the Android model, you need to improve for $13. The bottom Android model will stay at $6.99. It should additionally require a Microsoft account to play.
The sport is at present restricted to a handful of Chromebook fashions, however must be extra broadly obtainable as soon as the testing interval is over. You’ll be able to examine if in case you have entry from the Google Play Retailer.
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