When you play Minecraft, you go on adventures, gathering materials, crafting items, and building anything you can imagine. It’s an uncomplicated experience – mostly. When it comes to specific versions of the game, there are some key differences. Thankfully, Minecraft players on PC don’t have to worry about that much longer.
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As detailed on the game’s website, the two versions are finally (in a way) merging on PC. Understanding the differences between them will help you explain what the combination means. So read on for the full breakdown.
What are the differences between the Minecraft Java and Bedrock editions?
First things first, if you’ve only played Minecraft on consoles and mobile devices until now, then you’ve only used the Bedrock Edition because Java is only for PC, Mac, and Linux. However, the Bedrock edition is Also supported on PC, leading to some confusion – and why developer Mojang is merging them in the first place.
The game features crossplay, so while you can play cross-platform with others, that’s unique to the Bedrock edition. Java is more technically oriented: it is more open to mods, offers additional game modes and has a higher performance limit. You can also program more complex Redstone devices in the Java edition.
When do they merge?
The two will be combined on Tuesday, June 7th. However, that doesn’t mean that Minecraft will be a single, unified game. Rather, those who own one version on PC automatically get the other. It may take a few days for the other to show up in your Minecraft launcher, but Mojang makes sure “all eligible players” get what they need. Once they do this, they no longer have to choose between which edition to buy.
To reiterate Mojang’s own contribution, Java and Bedrock will still be two different games. These special features will stay that way. Still, being able to launch them from one place and not having to own both is a blessing.
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