Mojang Studios combines the two versions of Minecraft together. And this new package will be called Minecraft: Java and Bedrock Edition. Once purchased, it will grant access to both the Java Edition and the Bedrock Edition of the popular sandbox survival game. It will be available for purchase on June 7 when it replaces the current offerings.
But what if you already have a version of Minecraft? Luckily, Mojang has it all covered. Anyone who owns one of the versions will receive the other version for free. This will be done through an automated process after the new edition is published. Although the blog post indicates that this process may take a few days.
Both versions will continue to support cross-play. For Java Edition, that means Windows, Linux, and macOS users can play together, while Bedrock Edition supports cross-play between PC, Xbox, and PlayStation. This is a great feature because it means you can play with friends who are on console without having to buy two versions of Minecraft.
Life under Microsoft
Mojang clarifies that Minecraft: Java and Bedrock Edition is two separate games in one offer. Each version has its own advantages and disadvantages, and this combination does not change that. It just gives players the option to own both in a more convenient package. Modders will still have the Java Edition to tinker with, while cross-play on console and mobile is still only supported in the Bedrock Edition. Both games will be accessible through a single launcher. Ultimately, this may convince Java gamers to give Bedrock a try, or vice versa.
Since 2014, the two Minecraft and Mojang Studios worked under Xbox Game Studios. Microsoft and Mojang have grown Minecraftof the brand by creating spin-offs like Story Mode, Dungeonsand Earth. Meanwhile, Mojang has been working on other non-Minecraft projects like Caller barringe, a collectible card game, and Crown and Councila turn-based strategy game.